COVID UPDATE

The State Govt have changed their minds in regard to private practice physiotherapy service provision.  Accordingly we will be closed until Saturday the 3rd July 2021.  Should you have any concerns or queries please call us on 9257 1244 or email reception@kalamundaphysio.com.au

We look forward to seeing you all then and thank you or your continued support and understanding under ever-changing circumstances.  We are sorry for any inconvenience caused and hope you and your families stay safe during this short lockdown period.  Here is the full statement from the APA (Aust Physio Assoc)

WA MEMBERS

The WA Government has updated their advice on essential health service providers.

It is now clear that physiotherapy can only be delivered via telehealth during this short lockdown. We understand the frustration caused by this change to advice and apologise we were not able to bring this clarity to you sooner. We are unfortunately working with unclear and changing advice from the WA Government.

We will continue to advocate strongly, as we have done in the past, for physiotherapists to be allowed to deliver face-to-face care for critical/urgent patients based on their clinical judgement. The Public Health Order can be accessed at https://www.wa.gov.au/…/Outbreak-Restrictions-Circuit…

Private practitioners may attend their workplace to complete telehealth treatment only. No face-to-face treatments are allowed. We will keep you updated as we receive more advice.

Any provider of the following services may attend work in person:

– Any health services provided in a hospital;

– The following allied health services:

• allied health services provided by allied health professionals working as essential workers in hospitals or in residential care facilities providing critical clinical care or as directed by the hospital; or

• allied health services provided by allied health professionals working in private practice providing care through telehealth and other virtual care options; or

• students, medical/nursing/midwifery/allied health on placement providing essential care in hospitals or in residential care facilities, or through telehealth;

– The following mental health services:

• hospital emergency or inpatient psychiatric services; or

• allied health professionals providing mental health services in hospital; or

• private consultant psychiatry practice by telehealth or by face-to-face (but only in the instance of emergency clinical care for potentially life-threatening situations where telehealth is not clinically appropriate); or

• allied health professionals providing mental health services in community settings by telehealth or by face-to-face (but only in the instance of emergency clinical care for potentially life-threatening situations where telehealth is not clinically appropriate); testing or vaccinating for COVID-19.

For more information, please go to https://www.wa.gov.au/…/covid-19-coronavirus-essential…

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