Industry restart guidelines
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.
Frequently asked questions - COVIDSafe Summer
Updated: 26 February 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 Summer?
Are group classes permitted?
Yes. Throughout , group classes such as physiotherapy can be provided.
For clinical settings, indoor groups need to apply a density quotient of .
For health professionals who provide clinical services in a fitness industry setting (such as a public/commercial gym) a density quotient of applies.
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 Summer?
Yes. Additional PPE requirements apply to Allied Health and other primary care practitioners in private practice. PPE guidelines (below) specific to Allied Health care workers are available, which should be read and applied in conjunction with the Industry Restart Guidelines.
Reviewed 26 February 2021