Covid 19

COVID-19 and Skin health Services

The Australian Society of Dermal Clinicians aim to provide members with up to date news regarding COVID-19 to members as well as the public seeking skin health services from Dermal Clinicians and Therapists during this time.  However, due to the dynamic and changing nature of this situation please be advised that for the most current government information and public health orders please refer to the federal and state websites below.


 

COVID-19 NEWS

ASDC COVID-19 Guideline

COVID-19 Resources for Members

To assist all our members in this difficult and unprecedented time, the ASDC have collated resources from government and world health organisations to assist dermal health professionals to continue to stay informed and educated on protocols and procedures in preventing and managing infection control risks.

Communications to Members

 

 

COVID-19 Normal Business Preparedness

Business Resources - Employers

Business.gov.au has put together resources to understand your role as a business owner, your rights and obligations, managing workplace safety and understanding the laws of proof of vaccinations for employees and customers and discrimination.

Fairwork also has a comprehensive resource section to assist with COVID safe planning, closures in the event of a COVID exposure, how to assist staff during this time with alternative arrangements and much more.

 

Employees & Business Owners

 

As an employer or employee, Safe Work Australia has also provided an information finder on various topics that may be useful as well as managing situations that may arise as we open up.  

For Dermal Clinicians (Full Members) working in clinical settings, you can also review this government guideline - 
Worker Permissions and Restrictions in Health Care Settings as a guide and resource.


Legal Advice

Some employers are eligible for FREE independent legal advice for workplace issues arising from the coronavirus outbreak from our Workplace Legal Advice Program. See more information here:

Workplace Legal Advice Program – information for employers

and;

Workplace Legal Advice Program – overview

Banking Resources

Australian Banking Association Financial Difficulty Covid-19 (Bank Contacts)

Queensland Government Small Business Support-Covid-19

New South Wales Small Business Commissioner- Covid-19

Victorian Chamber of Commerce (Covid-19 Resources)

Western Australia Government-Covid-19 Business and Industry Advice

Australian Tax Office – Covid-19

Medico Legal Resources
 

Avant FAQ’s

Medical Indemnity Protection Society

STATE BY STATE RESOURCES

The ASDC have collated some useful references to assist with the opening in each state.

 

Australian Capital Territory

 

The ACT Pathway forward 
The details from the 15th of October through to early December can be viewed HERE
For more information for personal services directions, you can review the detailed formation for BUSINESS HERE 

Since the email to members on the 30th of September, the ACT has updated its public health orders regarding vaccinations for health care workers.  For detailed information, you can find out more by visiting the following:

ACT government - COVID-19 Information for health care workers


To make planning for reopening see the resources below to assist.
COVID SAFE PLAN
PPE
SIGNAGE
CHECKING IN TO YOUR BUSINESS
WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE A COVID INCIDENT
PROVIDING EVIDENCE OF VACCINATION OR EXEMPTION


New South Wales


NSW roadmap for easing of restrictions and information for reaching 80% for personal services.
For the most recent public health order relating to health care workers, you can view it HERE
For detailed information, you can review the available Resources for Dermal Clinicians working in health settings.

To make planning for reopening see the resources below to assist.
COVID SAFE PLAN 
PPE
SIGNAGE
CHECKING IN TO YOUR BUSINESS 
WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE A COVID INCIDENT
PROVIDING EVIDENCE OF VACCINATION OR EXEMPTION


Northern Territory

 
For information on current impacts of lockouts in the Northern Territory you can view HERE.

Information from the Chief Health Officer and current directives are available HERE.
 

For detailed information, you can find out more by visiting the following:

Resources below to assist with business operations

VACCINATION OF CERTAIN WORKERS
COVID SAFE PLAN
GUIDELINES FOR PERSONAL SERVICES 
CHECKING IN TO YOUR BUSINESS
PROVIDING EVIDENCE OF VACCINATION OR EXEMPTION

Queensland

QLD plan for vaccination and easing of travel restrictions and to allow for interstate travel.

You can review the roadmap HERE.

Vaccination recommendations and information for health care workers.


For the most recent public health order relating to health care workers, you can view it HERE
For detailed information, and resources that can apply to your practice as Dermal Clinicians working in cosmetic or health settings you can review the Queensland Government - COVID-19 website.

 

Resources to assist to assist with business operations.
COVID SAFE PLAN 
PPE
CHECKING IN TO YOUR BUSINESS 

You can also review and implement COVID safe protocols outlined in the following COVID Plans though these hare now revoked and adherence is not mandatory at this time.

Retail, hair and beauty industry guide

South Australia

South Australia Road Map.  More detail can be viewed HERE.

For the most recent public health directives regarding vaccinations for health care workers, you can click here.  For detailed information as Dermal Clinicians working in allied health and health settings, you can find out more HERE

Resources to assist with business operations.

COVID SAFE PLAN
PPE
SIGNAGE
CHECKING IN TO YOUR BUSINESS
PROVIDING EVIDENCE OF VACCINATION OR EXEMPTION

Victoria 


Victoria Road Map 
The details for the 19th of October to December can be viewed HERE.

At the current time, the websites providing detailed information for personal services are being updated.  You can keep an eye on these two particular sites for details as they are updated.

How we work: Metropolitan Melbourne and areas of regional Victoria

Victoria Road Map - Details

For the most recent public health orders regarding vaccinations for health care workers, you can click here.  For detailed information as Dermal Clinicians working in allied health and health settings, you can find out more by visiting the following website.
Health Care and Social Assistance Guidance 

To make planning for reopening see the resources below to assist.
COVID SAFE PLAN
PPE
SIGNAGE
CHECKING IN TO YOUR BUSINESS
WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE A COVID INCIDENCE
PROVIDING EVIDENCE OF VACCINATION OR EXEMPTION

Western Australia

Western Australian transition plan.  More detail can be viewed HERE.

For the most recent public health directives regarding vaccinations for health care workers, you can click here.  For detailed information as Dermal Clinicians working in allied health and health settings, you can find out more HERE

Resources to assist with business operations.

COVID SAFE PLAN
PPE
SIGNAGE

CHECKING IN TO YOUR BUSINESS
PROVIDING EVIDENCE OF VACCINATION OR EXEMPTION

 

Health Workforce Relief (Expression of Interest)


ASDC Communication to all members: Health Department Expression of Interest (Surge Health Workforce)


Evidence Based Practice


Dermatologic Therapy Journal Covid-19 Resources

Cochrane Skin (Dermatology Resource)

Cochrane Clinical Answers related to Covid-19

Cochrane Covid-19 Resources and News

 

Aesthetic/Dermatology Office Based Recommendations


COVID‐19 Pandemic: Consensus Guidelines for Preferred Practices in an Aesthetic Clinic

Dermatological Procedures Amidst Covid-19: When and How to Resume

EADV General Recommendations

EADV Task force recommendations (laser and light)

A path to resume aesthetic care (consensus guidance document)

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Guidance

To prevent cross contamination from health professional to client or client to health professional donning and doffing in the correct order of items is imperative.

How to put on your PPE (Donning)

How to take off your PPE (Doffing)

Dermal Health Professionals should perform a risk assessment for the treatment, their clinical setting, clients current state of health and current health department requirements in order to choose correctly the PPE required.

 

Masks are for cases where droplet transmission (coughing and sneezing, respiration in close contact) may occur and eyewear to prevent entry to mucous membranes in the eyes.  It is recommended for Dermal Health Professionals performing face to face treatments where 1.5 metre distancing can't be maintained to always wear protective eyewear and a surgical mask, unless performing plume producing procedures where an N95 mask and PPE eyewear appropriate for procedure being performed is required. 

 

Dermal health professionals dealing with health clients are not required to wear a surgical gown.  In these times where exposure to a contagious organism is a risk, dermal health professionals that are working in close proximity to clients at this time can substitute a disposable apron.

 

Using Tele-Health

Organising telehealth consultations in your practice (guide)

Australasian TeleHealth Association Resources for developing telehealth services

AHPA Tele-health Guideline