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Orthopaedics SA and COVID-19

Updated: 31 October 2022

Orthopaedics SA is committed to providing the safest possible environment for our staff and patients.

Masks are no longer mandatory within our rooms. However, if your appointment is at one of our hospital based sites, a mask will be required by the hospital.

Please inform our team if you have contracted COVID-19 up to 8 weeks prior to your scheduled surgery. There is a required wait between diagnosis of a Covid-19 infection and having an elective anaesthetic.

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Please attend your appointment alone, or with an essential support person if required.

Face masks are now optional within our rooms. Hospitals continue to require all patients and visitors to wear a mask.

Please ensure you use the hand sanitiser provided upon arrival and departure from our rooms and ensure you stand behind the sneeze screens when talking with our reception team.

To assist with social distancing, please don’t arrive early or late to your appointment.

If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, you will need to reschedule your appointment for after your 5 day isolation period or 7 days for appointments on hospital grounds. No additional testing is required if you are fully vaccinated. If the appointment is urgent please discuss this with your surgeons PA.



Do not attend our rooms if you:

  • Are COVID-19 positive
  • Are unwell with COVID-19 symptoms
  • Are awaiting COVID-19 test results
  • Are a close, classroom or household contact of someone who is ill (for 7 days from date of exposure). This applies to appointments on hospital grounds only.

If you meet any of these criteria, please call your Surgeons PA at Orthopedics SA for advice on how to proceed.


A recent COVID-19 infection or a COVID-19 vaccination will impact when our team can schedule your surgery. Please contact your surgeons PA if you contract COVID-19 up to 8 weeks prior to your scheduled surgery, as your surgery may need to be rescheduled.

The private hospitals in which we work and operate each have their own COVID-19 policy. Please contact the relevant hospital for their COVID-19 policy.




Telehealth consultations are conducted via phone or video service. This allows our patients to speak with our doctors from the safety of their home.  If you have a Telehealth consultation booked, our team will provide details at what time and how you will be contacted.

If you miss the call from your doctor, don’t worry; they will call again within an hour or during the scheduled window.