Update 12 August.

An Alert Level 3 is in place for Auckland city. 

The rest of New Zealand is at Alert Level 2.  The Alert Levels are here.

Ashley Bloomfield, Director General of Health advises that all visits to aged residential care facilities stop. 

Podiatrists and health practitioners are in a high risk group of both contracting and transmitting COVID-19. The management of these risks needs to be balanced with continuing to provide equitable and essential health and disability services.  Key messages for health practitioners continues:

  1. Screening is paramount

  2. Best practice hygiene must be applied

  3. Professional/clinical discretion and judgement should be applied

  4. Mitigate all/any risk for clients/patients and self

  5. Patients/clients must have confidence in their health practitioner

  6. Promote use of the COVID Tracer App - it is  mandatory for businesses to display the QR Code for NZ COVID Tracer app

The Ministry of Health has issued guidance to the Allied Health sector which covers Podiatrists – please refer to the Allied Health Professions web page regularly for up to date messaging.

 

Specific COVID related questions can be addressed to covid19@podiatristsboard.org.nz or visit the Podiatrists Board.

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