COVID-19 Clinic Update

Yes, we are still here with the clinic open and nutritionist Sarah Appleford still seeing patients in-person and online.

Regional Victoria has gone back into Stage 3 COVID-19 restrictions and masks are now mandatory outside the home.

While these restrictions have lead to disruptions and closures of businesses, Sarah Appleford Nutrition is still operating and offering nutrition consults to adults and children. There have, however, been some changes to the clinical space and how we practice.

Please read below how we are trying to keep our greater community and clients safe.

Face-to-face and online consults

Nutrition is a service that can keep people feeling well and assist those with acute or chronic health complaints. As it can relieve the burden on the conventional medical system, it is vital the services remain open in times such as these.

I am still offering face-to-face consultations now at Whole Body Health & Wellness in Manifold Heights. These consultations are available on Fridays for both adults and children.

To accommodate the growing number of people staying home, I am still offering online consultations (just more of them!). These consultations run in a very similar way to in-person appointments and allow you to have your health care needs treated without leaving the comforts of your own home. You can book online appointments on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Online consultations are particularly beneficial for those with young children who wouldn’t otherwise be able to stay sane during an appointment at the clinic. They are also convenient if you or your child is unwell and need to remain home.

Book a nutrition consultation here.

Attending an in-person consult

If you are attending an in-person consult at Whole Body Health & Wellness, please familiarise yourself with our current appointment processes:

  • Please continue to wear your mask when entering the clinic and during your consultation. Children under the age of 12 years old are not required to wear a face mask or covering. If you are unable to wear a mask, please advice Whole Body Health & Wellness or Sarah Appleford before your appointment. If you require a new one, you can purchase a disposable face mask at the reception.
  • Sanitise your hands upon arrival. We have hand sanitiser at the front door, in the reception and clinic rooms for your use. We also have handwashing facilities in our bathroom.
  • Reschedule if unwell. If you are feeling ill or have been in close contact with someone who is unwell, please call within 24 hours of your appointment to reschedule or consider switching to an online appointment.
  • Where possible, please maintain the advised 1.5 distance and be mindful of other clients and practitioners in the clinic. If you would prefer to wait in your car prior to your appointment, please let our reception team know and we will call you when your practitioner is ready.

To maintain a healthy and safe environment, I will be wearing a surgical face mask as well as safety glasses in accordance with the current Government recommendations.

Physical examinations will only be conducted if absolutely necessary to limit contact.

Additional Hygiene Measures

As an allied health clinic, Whole Body Health & Wellness endeavour to maintain a clean and welcoming environment. However, the clinic has undertaken some additional measures to ensure the health of our clients and the practitioners is at the fore.

You can read up on the hygiene practices at Whole Body Health & Wellness here.

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