COVID-19 Alert Level 1
At Alert Level 1 we all need to be ready in case COVID-19 reappears in our community.
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:
Screening is paramount
Best practice hygiene must be applied
Professional/clinical discretion and judgement should be applied
Mitigate all/any risk for clients/patients and self
Patients/clients must have confidence in their health practitioner
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.