SA Update on Restricted Activities
The South Australia Government have released a Frequently Asked Questions pdf on their 'closure of non-essential business and other activities page' where in answer to the question 'Can I get a massage?' they reply:
'Massage parlours are closed. However, remedial or therapeutic massage and myotherapy services provided in a clinical or health care setting may continue.'
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.
If you have not already completed it, the Association also recommends the COVID-19 Infection Control Training module provided by the Department of Health. Members who complete this course can claim 5 CPE points.
We will keep you updated as new information comes to hand.