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NSW stay-at-home orders for Central West LGAs

New stay-at-home orders were announced last night for the local government areas (LGAs) of Orange City Council, Blayney Shire Council and Cabonne Shire Council from 12.01am Wednesday 21 July until 12.01am Wednesday 28 July. For a full list of Central West restrictions click here.

It is the Association's understanding that therapeutic massage therapists, remedial massage therapists and myotherapists who live or work in those LGAs are permitted to work during the stay-at-home orders under the following conditions:

Please note that all non-essential treatments should be postponed for the duration of the stay-at-home orders.

It is the Association's understanding that mobile massage is not permitted in these LGAs, or in any part of NSW by a therapist who lives in one of these LGAs, for the duration of the stay-at-home orders.

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

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