Advice for non-DHB physios:

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 Please note: information in earlier emails my have been superseded.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.

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. We are provisionally continuing this approach under Level 2.

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

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



News - Pitopito kōrero

HPDT Finding – Ashley Stiven

The Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal has published its decision upholding a charge against Mr Ashley Stiven, a physiotherapist practising in Dunedin.

The charge related to ACC claims for treatment of people close to him. The full decision is available here. The Board’s Treatment of whānau, family members and others close to you Standard is here.

Guidance on seeing patients at Alert Level 2 (non DHB setting)


Updated 8 May 2020

Please note this guide is a living document and will be updated as information from the Ministry of Health is released during the Alert Level changes. Please check both this document and the Ministry of Health website regularly for updates and changes.


Alert Level 2 – what we know so far

The Prime Minister has signaled that Level 2 may start as early as next Wednesday (13 May) and her Cabinet is meeting today to decide on what this will involve. With this change coming the issue of what Level 2 will look like is understandably top of mind for most primary care providers.  It is frustrating for us and the profession alike that there is currently only high-level guidance available. (more…)