|Alert Level 2 – updated guidance for all outside of the Auckland borders the guidance on the Ministry of Health’s Allied Health pages has been updated:
The fundamentals are to ensure that there is consideration of providing services via remote contact in the first instance. Telehealth and virtual appointments are still the preferred option. Please exercise extra caution when treating vulnerable groups. Clinicians will be able to see patients face to face if the following processes are in place: screening for COVID-19 symptoms prior to face-to-face appointment (this includes providing more than one way for people to record their visit) physical distancing measures infection prevention control measures including PPE where required. Transmission precaution measures including consideration of ventilation With regards to use of masks, you may also find this document useful:
When considering travel within and between regions ensure all risks have been taken into account before undertaking to provide care to patients and traveling to receive training. Group treatment (eg, exercise classes) can occur so long as physical distancing is in place.
In addition, here is a poster which your members may find useful to display in their workplaces:
MoH HC Facility A4 Poster.pdf Current Alert Levels will be reviewed by the Government on Monday 13 September.