The Department of Health distribution of PPE guidelines are provided to ensure consistent and transparent management of the limited supply from the National Medical Stockpile.

Allied health professionals are eligible for limited access to the supply of Level 1 surgical masks for the use of their staff when there is no available commercial supply and they are working in higher-risk clinical areas, and with higher risk vulnerable patients.

Given the diverse nature of the Allied Health sector and the limited supplies available, the following is to be considered when distributing goggles:
• whether there is an alternative commercial supply available
• whether a lack of eye protection is preventing practices from reviewing patients face to face when required
• the extent to which the Allied Health professional can manipulate their environment or practice method to minimise the chance of transmission. For example, due to the nature of their work, a diagnostic radiographer cannot easily change their mode of practice or environment. A dietitian or psychologist may be able to continue to provide services through telehealth
• whether there is significant community transmission of COVID-19.

See Department of Health guidelines:
Distribution of PPE through PHNs: Tranche 4 - 5 August 2020
Addendum to Tranche 4 guidelines - distribution of eye protection - 12 August 2020

Guidance on the use of masks is available from DHHS.

Please note allow 5 business days for delivery.

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* 1. Clinic name / Organisation name

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* 2. Street address - Line 1 (30 characters maximum)

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* 3. Street address - Line 2 (30 characters maximum)

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* 4. Suburb

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* 5. Postcode

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* 6. Contact name

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* 7. Contact phone number

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* 8. Email address

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* 9. How many staff in total work in your clinic? Please include non-clinical staff in this number.

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* 10. Please select which allied health professionals work in your clinic? Or if a sole practitioner, please select your discipline.

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* 11. What PPE are you requesting?
Goggles are reusable and are readily available (cleaning guidelines must be adhered to)
Allied health professionals working within a general practice, will have their goggles included with the general practice allocation.

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* 12. I am authorised to submit this request on behalf of my clinic.  I/we are unable to source a commercial supply of the PPE requested. I/we are continuing to see patients that require face to face intervention.

If we have questions regarding your request we will contact you. Please allow up to 5 business days for your request to be processed. For further enquiries please email: practicesupport@emphn.org.au.

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