Ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Restrictions – APPTA Advice to Members
During the ongoing COVID-19 health situation, and fluctuation COVID-19 restrictions across Australia and the broader Australasia region, APPTA advises Registered Play Therapist (RPT), Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S), and Provisional Play Therapist members to adhere to the requirements and restrictions and health advice ‘as outline under’ their Federal and relevant State, Territory, Province, or Region Government guidance. APPTA members who have dual registrations, should also consider any additional guidelines from that discipline or professional body.
For the purposes of health advice, APPTA considers registered members, irrespective of their qualification or background, as an “Allied Health Service Provider” or “Mental Health Service Provider”. The Allied Health Professions Australia have provided information on accessing allied health services under COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria which may be useful to some members and is available via this link.
If you are still unsure please seek additional guidance from your Insurer and/or your Clinical Supervisor.
APPTA Board of Directors recommends registered members to consider tele-therapy work during these restrictions, see APPTA’s Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on the website via this link.
If you would like further clarification about this statement, please contact one of the APPTA Board of Directors or your State Representative and keep up to date through APPTA’s webpage.