Sydney Speech Clinic is still open and servicing clients during the Covid-19 pandemic so that our clients can continue to work on their goals. Clients can choose to either come into the clinic or to use Online Telehealth via video conferencing software.
Clinic Infection Control
We follow and exceed all government issued guidelines and protocols in relation to infection control within our clinic. These include:
- All people coming to the clinic are communicated with before coming into the clinic to ensure they have no symptoms of sickness
- Any staff who have any symptoms do not come into the clinic
- Staff members use best practice in infection control (e.g. thorough hand washing)
- All high risk transmission surfaces are cleaned after each use (e.g. toys, resources, clinic room surfaces)
- Moderate to low-risk surfaces are wiped down multiple times per day (e.g. waiting room chairs, door handles)
- Sanitisation of clinic toys/resources is performed after each client
- All waiting room toys and books have been removed
- Exclusion zones introduced to clinic rooms by distancing furniture/seating to reduce risk of transmission
- Public health information is displayed in common areas and bathrooms
- Timing of sessions is planned out to reduce client cross-over in waiting rooms
We are regulated by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and we are a registered NDIS provider which means we have all the necessary policies, procedures and frameworks in place to ensure our clinic is a safe environment for our clients and staff.
We are an Essential Service
The Australian Federal Health Minister has declared that all allied health services are considered essential and has encouraged us to stay open to provide health services to the community. Sydney Speech Clinic speech pathology and occupational therapy are considered essential services.