COVID-19 and conducting clinical studies
March 27, 2020News
Your health, safety and well-being as a clinical study participant is our highest priority. That’s why during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking additional measures to protect you, as well as to protect our staff and the wider community.
What this means for you
We will ask you additional questions to assess your risk of COVID-19.
If you feel unwell, have fever, dry cough or other respiratory symptoms, you will be required to self-isolate at home and cannot access our facilities. We require the same of others.
You will have more space in our clinic. We have doubled the space for participants to allow you to keep an appropriate distance from others where possible.
You will continue to stay in our clinically protected environment, where your health will be monitored continuously.
When you are in between follow-up visits, you will be asked to practice social distancing and stay at home as much as possible to reduce transmission of COVID-19.
You will continue to be reimbursed for your time and enjoy a wonderful view over Coogee beach.
What this means for our staff
Our staff are always focused on hygiene, and they are taking additional measures at this critical time. Our facility has been equipped with additional hand sanitisers and hand washing instructions to ensure extra vigilance with best practice hygiene measures. We pride ourselves with the cleanliness of our facilities.
Our staff will undergo daily temperature checks, and must comply with Australian government recommended 14-day isolation requirements. These requirements currently apply after travelling overseas, living or having been otherwise in close contact with someone who has travelled overseas or having been in contact a confirmed case of COVID-19.
Professional cleaners will intensify cleaning activities, as has been applied to other health care clinics to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
Our mission at Scientia Clinical Research (SCR) is to support the continuous development of new medicines to help to improve health and find better treatment.
We will continue to work closely with government officials at the highest levels to ensure we are making timely and informed decisions in the best interests of the SCR community.
We expect to get involved in the conduct of clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine or potential treatment in the near future. We can only do this with the help of you, the study participant.
Get in touch with us to discuss the currently recruiting studies by registering your interest or calling 1800 727 874.