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FAQs and Resources on COVID-19

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to evolve and members may be concerned about their own health and the health of consumers. We are aware that many occupational therapists are working in settings where their workplaces will have the appropriate processes in place. For those who may be working outside of these structures, we direct concerned members to the World Health Organisation for updates and advice. OTA recommends that members familiarise themselves with the WHO’s protective measures, including washing your hands frequently, social distancing, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, and more.

Normal life has been disrupted: a guide for managing disruption to occupational participation

Occupational Therapist and OTA Member Lorrae Mynard has published the ebook - Normal life has been disrupted: a guide for managing disruption to occupational participation. The guide presents occupational concepts of productivity, leisure, self-care, environment, routine and roles in plain language and presents suggestions and examples of how to adapt and manage the disruption to occupational participation. It was designed for use by the general public. Occupational therapists may find it a useful resource for supporting consumers with managing the present situation, and for sharing with others in their own personal and professional networks. An accompanying pdf poster is available to promote the guide. The link and/or pdf guide and poster may be shared freely.

Please note the advice given on the COVID-19 resource pages is of general nature and members are encouraged to seek individual expert advice that may be applicable for their practice.

Telehealth Guideline and Checklist

To help members accommodate a change in practice, we have compiled guidelines for practice using telehealth. These guidelines cover practical and ethical considerations for implementing clinical care using telehealth. Access them here.

24 March, 2020 - Update From the OTA Board re COVID-19

 View the statement from the Occupational Therapy Australia Board of Directors in response to COVID-19 

For the latest information regarding the COVID-19 outbreak follow the links below.

Please note the advice given on the COVID-19 resource pages is of general nature and members are encouraged to seek individual expert advice that may be applicable for their practice.

Latest Updates

The latest rolling updates on COVID-19 including announcements from Government and OTA

Telehealth

The latest information regarding telehealth during the COVID-19 outbreak, including OTA Telehealth Guidelines and Checklist

Business Support

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Federal and State Governments have announced billions of dollars in economic stimulus packages. What does this mean for you?

OTA Events and CPD

Occupational Therapy Australia is currently exploring the options for CPD events and will keep you updated on the delivery of our CPD program.

Online Learning and Support

Find the latest online learning and support for occupational therapists during the COVID-19 outbreak including the ebook Normal Life has been disrupted- Managing the disruption caused by COVID-19

Frequently Asked Questions

As our members ask questions about how they will be affected during this outbreak, we will continually add to this page for your reference.

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