CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE FROM THE LOTUS INSTITUTE - The Lotus Institute

31 JULY 2021 UPDATE:
South-East QLD will enter a snap lockdown from 4pm Saturday 31 July 2021 to 4pm Tuesday 3 August 2021, people in South-East Queensland will be required to stay at home except for essential reasons.

For those of you coming to The Lotus Institute for consultations and post surgery care only;

– Keep your distance 1.5 meters apart in the waiting rooms
– Must check in using the QLD app
– Masks are compulsory

As of 4 August we are back to normal with injectables and laser appointments and bookings.
For more info from QLD health read here

2 JULY 2021 UPDATE:
This morning the QLD government announced that lockdown restrictions extended for 24 hours for City of Brisbane and Moreton Bay Region LGAs effective until 6pm Saturday 3 July 2021.

Lockdown restrictions will end 6pm Friday 2 July for city of Gold Coast. Other LGA’s can be read here

For those of you coming to The Lotus Institute;

– Keep your distance 1.5 meters apart in the waiting rooms
– Must check in using the QLD app
– Masks are compulsory

As of Monday 5 July we are back to normal with injectables and laser appointments and bookings.

30 JUNE 2021 UPDATE:
The Lotus Institute is open for elective surgery, consultations and post op care. Our injectables, laser and beauty clinic is closed till Monday, 5 July but this can change at any time.

– Keep your distance 1.5 meters apart in the waiting rooms
– Must check in using the QLD app
– Masks are compulsory

For more information please follow the link here

29 JUNE 2021 UPDATE:
LOCKDOWN FOR PARTS OF QUEENSLAND

A 3 day lockdown for South East Queensland, Townsville (including Magnetic Island) and Palm Island has been announced, effective 6pm AEST Tuesday 29 June.

At this stage we are allowed to continue elective surgery but this can change at any time. If you are unwell even with a runny nose that is the common symptom of the Delta strain, you will be cancelled and advised to have a COVID test and self isolate until a Negative result is shown.

If you have been to any of the hotspots anywhere in the last 14 days you must have a COVID test and self isolate until a Negative result is shown. For more details or for more info head here.

28 JUNE 2021 UPDATE:

Increased restrictions are in place for South East Queensland from 1am Tuesday 29 June and all of Queensland from 6am Monday 28 June.

– Keep your distance 1.5 meters apart in the waiting rooms
– Must check in using the QLD app
– Masks are compulsory

For more information please follow the link here

20 APRIL 2021 UPDATE

COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR COSMETIC SURGERY AND COVID VACCINATION
– If an individual is acutely unwell following elective Plastic Surgery, the COVID vaccination should be delayed till the patient recovers fully.
– If an individual is acutely unwell following the COVID vaccination, elective Plastic Surgery should be delayed till the patient recovers fully.

Please note: Fillers and injectables cannot be done two weeks on either side of a COVID vaccination.

For more information, head to:

COVID Vaccination and Elective Cosmetic Surgery – Timing is Everything

31 MARCH 2021 COVID-19 UPDATE:
As more locations have been added to the Active Contract Tracing Alerts list on the QLD health website,
patients who have been in the gazetted locations should not present to the hospital for admission/surgery or attend any appointments at The Lotus Institute.

Please check the list here regularly in the event of having been at a named location at the identified dates and times: Active Contact Tracing Link 

Finally and again we stress:
– Do not come in if you are unwell. Please get tested
– Wear a mask
– Practice hand hygiene
– Social diastase

 

29 March 2021 UPDATE:
Due to the COVID changes announced by the QLD Government on 29 March 2021, The Lotus Institute will be implementing compulsory mask protocols from 5pm Monday 29th of March, 2021

If you are from (or have recently visited) the Greater Brisbane area (Brisbane, Ipswich, Moreton Bay, Logan and Redlands, and as per the QLD department of health directive you should not attend your appointments at The Lotus Institute till after Tuesday, 6th April 2021.  Would you be so kind to call our office on 07, 5509 4488 and reschedule your appointments or we can offer you a virtual Telehealth consultation with your Surgeon.

For those who don’t apply to the above directive, we kindly ask that you comply with the following measures:

  • Avoid attendance if you are unwell or display any COVID symptoms.
  • We ask that only one healthy person wearing a mask accompany a client into the clinic. (Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate children at this point in time),
  • Please check in upon arrival and sanitise your hands. Our staff will also take your temperature.
  • Please ensure social distancing as much as possible.

We would like to reinforce that we will continue to maintain our disinfection measures within The Lotus Institute.

If you have an emergency during this time but are unwell, please call us to discuss the best way for us to ensure you receive the best care.

On behalf of Dr Widdowson, Dr Cronin and the whole Lotus team we would like to thank you all for your understanding and patience as we journey through this very difficult time.   A lot has changed over the last year, but one that hasn’t is our commitment to providing a high standard of service.

Elective plastic, reconstructive & cosmetic surgery is now able to be performed both in clinic and in hospital theatres. We continue to offer cosmetic face to face and virtual consultations with both of our surgeons.

Our injectables, laser hair removal and medical grade skin treatments are also available for bookings.

Our clinic is also open for product purchases and our experienced paramedical skin aesthetician and other team members are also on hand to offer skin care advice.

Please contact our rooms on 07 5509 4488 or email lotus@lotus-institute.com.au to book your consultation or if you have any further questions.