Our COVID-19 Response emails are published here. Please note: information in earlier emails my have been superseded.



Kia ora koutou katoa

As part of our health and safety response to COVID-19, the Board’s office is closed from 5.00pm 20 March until further notice.

While we are not currently directly affected by the virus, we are taking a precautionary approach and have activated our Business Continuity Plan which includes staff working remotely.

Our office phones have been diverted to mobile and you can still call us on the Board Office number but our preference is that you contact us via email at physio@physioboard.org.nz

We aim to continue to provide a full service however there may be some delays – we will do our absolute best and ask for your understanding and patience at this time.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Ngā mihi

Jeanette Woltman-Black

Chief Executive



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Tēnā koe,

Thank you all for the calls and emails about the COVID-19 Alert level 4 and what this means for you as a physiotherapist and your provision of physiotherapy services.

The environment is ever-changing in Aotearoa New Zealand so keep checking the websites of the Physiotherapy Board, MOH and PNZ for updated information.

The following is a guide that will assist you to ascertain whether you can provide physiotherapy services and some considerations to help you mitigate risk.