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COVID-19 UPDATES

Dr. Strang and the Department of Health and Wellness have approved the back-to-work plan for Osteopaths in Nova Scotia.

REQUIREMENTS FOR RETURN TO PRACTICE FOR MEMBERS OF THE NOVA SCOTIA ASSOCIATION OF OSTEOPATHS:

➢  As part of their membership in the NSAO, members are “required” to use these criteria for re-opening as approved by the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness as of June 2, 2020, unless they are noted as “recommended”, in which case members are strongly encouraged to follow them.

➢  These Criteria for Re-Opening have been reviewed and approved by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer for Nova Scotia and will remain in effect until further notification.

➢  An accurate log or registry must be kept should contact tracing be requiredif contacted, clinics would have to cooperate with the Department of Public Health.

Recommendations include:

  • Screening for clients, staff and self
  • Physical Distancing
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Face Touching Avoidance
  • Enhanced Cleaning and Disinfecting
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Considerations During Treatment
  • Professional Obligations and Considerations

Re-Opening Guidance for Health Care Services Settings is accessible here.

For further questions regarding COVID-19 self-assessment screening, please consult 811 here.

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