Industry restart guidelines
Last updated: 31 March 2021
Last updated: 1 April 2021
Additional PPE requirements
Additional PPE requirements apply for Allied Health professionals in private practice settings. Please refer to the following PPE guidelines (below), as approved by the PPE Taskforce, for more information.
Last updated: 9 April 2021
Frequently asked questions - COVIDSafe Settings
Last updated: 21 April 2021
Read below for answers to frequently asked questions by practitioners and clients within the healthcare and social assistance sector.
What are the current face mask requirements?
Face masks continue to be mandatory in some locations, unless a lawful reason not to wear one applies.
What services can I provide during COVIDSafe Settings?
Are group classes permitted?
Yes. During , group classes such as physiotherapy can be provided.
For clinical settings, indoor groups need to apply a density quotient of .
From Friday 26 March 2021, a density quotient of for health professionals who provide clinical services in a cardio or strength training facility (such as a public/commercial gym), the density quotient of one person per two square metres also applies when the facility is staffed, however the density quotient of applies when unstaffed. .
Can I provide one-to-one care to more than one person in an open treatment space?
Yes. Treatment can be provided in an open space to more than one person, subject to the . However, interactions between people who are not in the same household should be minimised. Therefore, where possible one-on-one treatment should be provided in isolation or in separate rooms from other patients receiving treatment.
Are there specific PPE requirements for Allied Health under COVIDSafe Settings?
Yes. Additional PPE requirements apply to Allied Health and other primary care practitioners in private practice. are available, which should be read and applied in conjunction with the Industry Restart Guidelines.
Reviewed 22 April 2021