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.