COVID-19 CLINIC POLICY
Effective from 17th December 2021
As of the 17th of December 2021, those 16 years and older who are not vaccinated or do not wish to disclose their vaccination status will no longer able to access in-person face-to-face session. Telephone or telehealth will be offered as an alternative option if wanting to continue with psychological intervention with IKH Psychology.
If you are a parent or carer of a child that is under 16 years of age and wish to attend in-person you are also required to be vaccinated.
For those clients and families that this affects, IKH Psychology would like to apologies for any inconvenience that this causes. If you would like to continue with in-person psychological sessions an alternative Psychology practice will need to be arranged. IKH Psychology will provide a handover of your care to your new Psychologist to minimise impact on your care (with your consent).
If the above applies to you and you have an upcoming appointment please advise IKH Psychology as soon as possible so this can be:
changed to telephone or video appointment;
be cancelled; or
have a handover to another psychologist to minimise delay in your psychological intervention.
In making these changes, multiple factors have been considered in deciding how to proceed in light of these new COVID-19 restrictions. IKH Psychology’s decisions regarding this has been informed by advice from the Queensland Government, public health orders and best practice recommendations.
By attending the clinic face to face, it is considered an agreement between IKH Psychology, and you that you agree to the below COVID-19 Conditions of Entry. You understand that by attending in-person, face-to-face services in a shared building you are assuming a risk for potential exposure to the Coronavirus. It is important to acknowledge that all parties are responsible for taking relevant precautions to minimize exposure to COVID-19, and keeping everyone safe (yourself, IKH Psychology, other clients, our families, and our broader community).
COVID Conditions of Entry:
IKH Psychology is asking clients and their families to not attend the clinic if:
You have COVID-19
You have any symptoms associated with COVID-19.
You are a contact of someone with COVID-19 or who is currently isolating due to exposure.
You are not fully vaccinated (including 3rd dose when eligible).
You are awaiting results of a COVID-19 test.
A requirement to attend in-person face-to-face sessions include that you:
will alert IKH Psychology of your vaccination status.
will alert IKH Psychology prior to appointments of any possible symptoms you have experienced, within the 10 days prior to your appointment.
will let IKH Psychology know before any appointment if you are unwell or have been in contact with a COVID-19 positive case, and we will reschedule your appointment or make it telehealth.