As you have no doubt heard, the province has issued a stay-at-home order beginning this Thursday at 12:01 a.m., lasting for the next 28 days. The directive related to the provision of health care services has not changed.
RPs should be practicing remotely to the greatest extent possible in order to minimize the spread of COVID-19. As has been the case for some time, if you have clients who you cannot see using phone, teleconference or other remote technologies, and who would be at risk if you were unable to provide care, use your best clinical judgement to manage this situation.
There is now a provision for employees who can work from home to work from home, with employers facing a possible fine should they not comply. If you are an employee, please consult with your supervisor to confirm any changes in your current arrangements.
The provincial press release issued today can be found here. All of CRPO’s COVID-19 resources are here, including Frequently Asked Questions about conditions under which you may choose to see a client in person, mask-wearing and electronic practice.
Does CRPO have information about when RPs will be able to receive the vaccine?