Metropolitan Melbourne Update on Health Services During the Second Step
A letter delivered to the Association by Victorian Chief Allied Officer Donna Markham has indicated that remedial massage and myotherapy will not be opening more widely when metropolitan Melbourne enters the Second Step of its Roadmap to Recovery, which is due to occur on 28 September 2020. Full details will be released by the Department of Health, hopefully in the coming days, and the Association is currently advocating on behalf of members to be able to treat clients.
In a briefing the Association attended yesterday, Victorian Chief Allied Officer Donna Markham stated that while the Second Step of their Roadmap to Recovery was a gradual easing of restrictions, it is still very focused on restricting movement.
The Department of Health have reiterated that health care providers, with the exception of indoor group classes, will be allowed to open more widely in the Third Step, which is due to occur on 26 October 2020. We will notify members when official notification is received.
These are difficult times for everyone and the Association will continue to advocate on behalf of members and keep you informed of any updated facts as they are provided to us.
*To read the letter supplied by Donna Markham click here. Please note that it outlines no real changes to the current working status of remedial massage therapists or myotherapists.*
List of support services available
The Association understands that this is an incredibly difficult time for Victorian members. Below is a list of support services that can be accessed at this time for anyone who is going through financial hardship or are experiencing anxiety, stress or depression.
Additionally, last Sunday the State Government announced a new round of Business Support Fund Grants to assist Victorian businesses that are struggling or have been forced to close due to COVID-19 restrictions. Applications will be open soon. Support has also been announced for sole traders, with more details coming at a later date. More information about the support package can be found here.