Franklin Vets Blog

Traffic lights are GO!

November 30, 2021

Level 3.2 has been an interesting phase and we look forward to moving to a traffic light system from midnight Thursday 2nd December.

What you need to know:

  • Our team members you will be in contact with are fully vaccinated.
  • Everyone is welcome into our clinics to buy supplies & pick up prescriptions.
  • You will need to scan the COVID tracer & wear a mask to come into the clinic. If you have a mask exemption, please wait outside and call the clinic so our team can assist you.
  • Please maintain a 1-metre distance while inside.

Clinic appointments under the traffic light system

  • If you are vaccinated – once we verify your Vaccine Pass, and complete some health screening questions, one family member is welcome back into our consult rooms with your pet.
  • If you are not vaccinated, our consult rooms don’t meet government requirements for safe distancing, therefore your consults will continue to be remote (via telephone with your pet inside with the vet). Please wait in your car and call the clinic for instructions.

Health Screening Questions

If you are vaccinated – once we verify your Vaccine Pass, and complete some health screening questions, one family member is welcome back into our consult rooms with your pet.

Health questions that will be asked:

  1. Do you have any flu-like symptoms or a cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste, loss of smell?
  2. Have you been in close contact with anyone with COVID-19 in the last 10 days?

Farm Visits

We can provide a full range of veterinary services by following these actions:

  • We will be keeping a 1-metre distance from you and your staff while on-farm.
  • If you have flu-like symptoms or are in self-isolation, please let us know in advance of the visit. We may be able to arrange contactless delivery of your product.
  • Our Farm Vets & Techs will be wearing masks and we ask you to wear one too.
  • For most calls, we would prefer to just have one farm worker present. If others are there, they should be >2m away.
  • We can still do Prescription consultations and other meetings on your farm so long as we maintain 1-metre distancing. We can also do via phone or video link if you prefer.
  • As above, you are welcome to come into our clinics. Please follow the requirements above. If you are in a hurry please phone, or even better, email your order to us. We can have it ready for collection when you arrive.

As always, we are very grateful for your patience as we navigate our way through keeping everyone safe in this pandemic.

Regards

The team at Franklin Vets.