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Guidance on seeing patients during COVID Alert Level 3 (non-DHB)

Note: “Urgent Care” definition updated by Ministry of Health as at 24 April 2020

This guide is provided for Physiotherapists working in a non-DHB environment. DHB’s will have their own set of guidelines and protocols that DHB physios will need to follow.

This is a living document and will be updated as information from the Ministry of Health is released during the Alert Level changes. Please check it regularly for updates and changes.

Under Alert Level 3 the Ministry of Health has stated, ‘In Alert Level 3 the following guidance remains: (more…)

Guidance on seeing patients during Alert Level 4 lockdown (non-DHB)

This guide is provided for Physiotherapists working in a non-DHB environment. DHB’s will have their own set of guidelines and protocols that DHB physios will need to follow.

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has categorised physiotherapy as an essential service under Alert Level 4 as it meets the following criteria: (more…)

COVID-19 Update – 9 April, 2020

Update and summary of guidance and information

As you, your friends, family, whānau and other colleagues are all coming to grips with life in Alert Level 4 there is an unwavering commitment to do our bit, stay in our bubble and find ways to look after ourselves and those around us. (more…)

ACC Update – April 1

Kia ora,

As we head into week two under Alert Level 4, I want to acknowledge the pressure our frontline providers are under. These are extraordinary circumstances and we are conscious of the stresses the COVID-19 response is placing on physical and staffing resources, and workers themselves. Urgent Care Clinics are among those heavily impacted, and we are encouraging managers to reach out to us for support in meeting contractual requirements. (more…)

MOH request – expressions of interest for COVID-19 response

The Ministry of Health is moving to increase the capacity of the health workforce to deliver essential health services.

We are seeking expressions of interest from health and care profession (more…)

COVID-19 Update – 26 March, 2020

Supporting the COVID-19 response

Firstly, thank you to the hundreds of physiotherapists who registered with us to assist with the Government’s COVID-19 response. It is immensely heartening to know we work with professionals willing to step up in such hard times. (more…)

Telehealth resources

Important Telehealth Information

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.



COVID-19 Update – 25 March, 2020

Rest Homes/ Aged Care Facilities – Guidance for Physiotherapists

We are receiving a number of questions regarding

  • physiotherapists providing services to rest homes and aged residential care facilities; and
  • Responsibilities of physiotherapists supervising physiotherapy assistants.


COVID-19 Update – 24 March, 2020

We hope everyone is doing OK and taking care of yourself and your whānau as we quickly work through the implications of the recent announcements.


COVID-19 UPDATE – 23 March, 2020

The Physiotherapy Board (the Board) and Physiotherapy New Zealand (PNZ) are working together to address issues in the profession created by COVID-19.


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