Northern Territory Update on Restricted Activities
Update: The COVID-19 Directions Update (No. 28) document states 'The following places, activities and services are closed to the public: ... a place that provides yoga, Pilates, barre, massage or other wellness services, but not including massage services by a provider registered for a private health insurance rebate'.
The Northern Territory Department of Health have updated their 'events and gatherings' website page to say that restrictions regarding massage specifically excludes 'remedial/sports/lymphatic massage'.
The Association interprets this as confirming that therapeutic and remedial massage have been differentiated from that of relaxation massage and can be performed by members. It is, as always, your choice whether to remain open or closed based on the information available.
The Association also reminds members who continue to treat to always maintain vigilant hygiene and infection control. For more information, see our video with Dr Norman Swan.
We will keep you updated as new information comes to hand.