Alert Level 3 Footcare Specialist Podiatry can not operate in Level 3.
Routine podiatry treatment is not permitted under Level 3 alert, this applies to palliative and musculoskeletal cases. Telehealth will still be used for the majority of patients. This means podiatry clinics cannot reopen their doors to see patients on a ‘business as usual’ basis.
However; for urgent care please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be able to assist you or direct you to the right clinic that will be able to see you. If you are unsure, please contact us and check.
‘Urgent care’ for community allied health professionals is defined as:
• a condition which is life or limb threatening
• treatment required to maintain the basic necessities of life
• treatment that cannot be delayed or carried out remotely without risk of significant harm or permanent and/or significant disability
• treatment which cannot be delivered by a service which is currently operating or by health professionals that are already in contact with the patient.
If your foot care is deemed as urgent or essential you will be seen in clinic. We will follow strict hygiene protocols inline with the Ministry of Health Guidelines to limit transmission to our patients.
PodiatryNZ members are urged to comply with the intent and advice from the government. “Everyone should stay at home. This is the best thing we can all do to stop the spread of COVID-19. This will save lives.”