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NSW Greater Sydney and Northern Beaches Update

The following is a list of new restrictions for members in NSW:

Greater Sydney

In Greater Sydney (including the Blue Mountains), Central Coast and Wollongong, masks are required to be worn by therapists, clients and employees. For more information, including a list of affected suburbs, click here.

Northern Beaches

The Northern Beaches have now been divided into the northern area and the southern area. The Association has confirmed with NSW Health that therapeutic massage therapists, remedial massage therapists and myotherapists who are located in the northern area of the Northern Beaches are not able to treat clients at this time. Therapists who are located in the southern area of the Northern Beaches are able to treat clients at this time but are required to wear masks as per the restrictions in Greater Sydney.

For more information, including a list of which suburbs are located within the northern area of the Northern Beaches, click here.

Regional and rural NSW

Masks are recommended but not required in regional and rural NSW at this time. More information can be found here.

Massage & Myotherapy Australia will continue to monitor the situation and notify members if there are any changes to these directions.

List of support services available

Mental Health and Anxiety

Business and Financial Assistance

Beyond Blue
Support for those dealing with depression, anxiety and other mental health issues.

Black Dog Institute
Resources for anxiety and stress caused by COVID-19.

Lifeline
A 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention service.

MensLine Australia
Health and relationship advice for men.

AusGov COVID-19 Payments
Payments and services during COVID-19 such as JopKeeper and Jobseeker

Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
Tax assistance for those struggling through adversity.

MoneySmart
For those who require financial support.

Other

National Coronavirus Helpline
A 24-hour a day number to call for COVID-19 questions or concerns.

Fair Work Ombudsman
If you feel you have been unfairly dismissed from work.

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