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Covid-19 Level 1

As you will be aware the decision has now been made to move to Alert Level 1. The Council recognises that this has been a difficult time for osteopaths wishing to provide care to their patients and we would like to thank you for your actions in responding to the pandemic.

Given we are now at Alert Level 1, osteopaths can effectively return to normal practice. However, the Osteopathic Council notes the Ministry of Health Advice to Allied Health workers which is set out here and which reminds osteopaths to remain vigilant. The Ministry and the Council also specifically recommends that osteopaths:

  • Enable contact tracing e.g. NZ COVID-19 tracer app
  • Discourage patients to attend appointments when they are sick e.g. screening prior to appointment, public messaging
  • Have good infection prevention control measures in place such as frequent hand washing and cleaning
  • While physical distancing is not required, it is encouraged where possible

Further information on Alert Level 1 can also be found at https://covid19.govt.nz/ and the Ministry of Health website https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus.

Level 1 Useful Links

Ministry of Health - Alert Level 1 PPE guidelines for unknown Covid-19 status

Ministry of Health - Alert Level 1 PPE required when caring for someone with Covid-19 in Health and Disability are settings

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  • Covid-19

    Covid-19 Level 1 As you will be aware the decision has now been made to move to Alert Level 1. The Council recognises that this has been a difficult time for osteopaths wishing to provide care to their patients and we would like to thank you for your actions in responding to the pandemic. Given we...