COVID-19 Update: PPE Advice

July 10, 2020 - 1 minute read

Calling all myotherapists in Greater Melbourne and Mitchell Shire – Yesterday (Thursday 9th July) during the Department of Health webinar, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer Michael Kidd advised that all health professionals seeing patients for any reason should wear a standard surgical mask at all times.

Applications for surgical masks can be made through your local PHN (Primary Health Network). You can find your local PHN by visiting https://www1.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/PHN-Contacts

It is also advised that where it is clinically appropriate, services should be provided remotely via telehealth https://coh.centre.uq.edu.au/quick-guides-telehealth .

For information about the correct use of PPE, including correctly putting on and removing your surgical mask visit https://www.health.gov.au/resources/videos/coronavirus-covid-19-wearing-personal-protective-equipment-for-allied-health-professionals-video