𝗣𝘂𝗹𝘀𝗲 𝗢𝘅𝗶𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗖𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗣𝗼𝗶𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗵𝗶𝗿𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗖𝗮𝗽𝗲𝗹
The Shire is assisting the Department of Health with the distribution of Pulse Oximeters to the Capel region to assist with COVID-19 preparedness.
𝗣𝘂𝗹𝘀𝗲 𝗢𝘅𝗶𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀 will enable vulnerable people who contract COVID-19 to measure their oxygen levels from the safety of their home, allowing them to be monitored remotely rather than from hospital (where clinically appropriate). It is a small, peg-like device that clips onto your fingertip to read your heart rate and blood oxygen level. It takes only one minute to work, is reusable and can be shared between other people in your household.
Are you non-Aboriginal and over 65
Are you Aboriginal and over 50
Are you pregnant
If you answered YES to any of the above – collect a free pulse oximeter from Shire of Capel Libraries and Administration Building.
𝗪𝗵𝘆 𝗱𝗼 𝗜 𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻𝗲?
If you become COVID-19 positive, you may need to be remotely monitored through the
WA COVID Care at Home program. By having a pulse oximeter already in your home,
a health professional can assess you and provide health advice from the comfort of your home.
𝗗𝗼 𝗻𝗼𝘁 pick up a pulse oximeter if you are already COVID-19 positive. If you have already received a positive COVID-19 test result, the Department of Health will contact you and provide further information.
Visit COVID-19 (coronavirus) (healthywa.wa.gov.au) for more information.