ACT lockdown extended

The ACT Government has announced that the current lockdown has been extended until at least 11.59pm AEST on Friday 15 October 2021. Additionally, there will be some amendments to restrictions including small businesses, social and recreational sport and real estate. For more information click here.

It is the Association's understanding that there is no change to remedial massage therapy and myotherapy services from our last update.

A list of support services can be found below. 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.

A 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention service.

MensLine Australia
Health and relationship advice for men.

NewAccess for Small Business Owners
A free and confidential mental health coaching program, developed by Beyond Blue to give small business owners, including sole traders the support they need.

Suicide Call Back Service
Free counselling for suicide prevention and mental health via telephone, online and video for anyone affected by suicidal thoughts, 24/7.

AusGov COVID-19 Payments
Payments and services during COVID-19

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

COVID-19 Disaster Payment
This is a lump sum payment to help workers unable to earn income due to a COVID-19 state public health order.

For those who require financial support.


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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