LATEST UPDATE: STAGE 4 RESTRICTIONS
Chiropractors are classified ESSENTIAL SERVICE PROVIDERS and can remain open to help patients.
We are limiting appointments to patients who are in pain, or require appointments to prevent their condition from significantly deteriorating.
Chiropractors can only consult where the patient’s care is non-routine care.
Our staff will be personally calling all scheduled patients for the next 6 weeks to determine whether your appointment is necessary.
An updated statement from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) states that all public and private health services are permitted:
“All AHPRA registered health workers – and any other health worker required to fulfil a care plan endorsed by NDIS, TAC, Workcover or DVA – to provide services that prevent a significant change/deterioration in functional independence…”
Masks are necessary for your appointment and temperature checks will be taken upon arrival.
FAQ’s we’ve already been asked
Is Nicholson Health and Wellness OPEN?
Yes, our services are classified as ALLIED HEALTH and continue to remain open for non-routine appointments.
Can I travel for my appointment more than 5kms from home?
Yes. The DHHS has advised “You can leave home to receive health care or attend medical appointments. If you need to see a doctor or health care professional, you should do so. Do not put off getting medical care”.
You are allowed to travel more than 5kms from your home for healthcare reasons, such as for an appointment.
What if I am stopped for questioning by authorities on my way?
You will be required to show the SMS confirmation as proof of appointment if you are stopped by authorities to inquire why you have left your house.
8pm curfew does not apply for healthcare
What else are we doing to help?
All practitioners are wearing relevant PPE equipment. We are cleaning tables and treatment areas between patients. Using hand santisier, maintain social distancing when possible and have installed perspex guards at reception for your and our receptions staff’s safety.