In light of the recent Victorian lockdown requirements and recommendations (for Metro Melbourne) and with the increasing concerns regarding COVID-19 community transmission cases, we have been working hard to find ways to continue to support you and your families as well as protecting the health and safety of staff on site.
We have made the decision, in accordance with directives from the Chief Health Officer, that Okey Dokey will be offering Telehealth appointments only for the foreseeable future.
We still do not have an expected date for returning to rooms and face-to-face appointments. The decision to return to rooms will be based on clearance from AHPRA and Speech Pathology Australia (our professional governing bodies) along with Victorian Government regulations. This may mean that even though general restrictions have eased and some businesses, schools and childcare may be opening, we may still be advised to remain on Telehealth.
We understand that this is not an ideal situation for some families, however given the current restrictions around how we are able to deliver therapy that is both safe and compliant with industry guidelines, Telehealth continues to be the only method by which we can continue to support our families.