On 2 December 2021, Queensland’s declared public health emergency for COVID-19 was extended to 11.59pm on Saturday 26 March 2022.

The Public Health (Further Extension of Declared Public Health Emergency—COVID-19) Regulation (No. 4) 2021 was made by Queensland’s Governor in Council, and extends all active Public Health Directions issued by the state’s Chief Health Officer.

Regarding workers in healthcare settings, the latest directions (in effect from 16 December 2021) are outlined here.

This public health direction applies to workers in healthcare (which includes AHPRA-registered practitioners) who enter, work in, or provide services in a healthcare setting (which encompasses private provider facilities including allied health consulting offices).

REMINDER: From 23 December 2021, a worker in healthcare must be fully vaccinated; excepting those who are unable to be vaccinated due to a current medical contraindication and for which additional conditions (including daily testing) applies.

PLEASE NOTE: The above guidance is based on information provided to Chiropractic Australia, and we understand to be correct as of this time. This information may be subject to change and we will update our guidance accordingly should this be the case.

There is no requirement for private health practitioners to have QR codes under the new Public Health Order (PHO).

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Happy New Year to the Chiropractic Australia community! With our offices open once again following the holiday break, our staff team are re-energised, optimistic and excited to be back to doing what we do best – supporting and serving our valued members across the country. Building upon the resilience and adaptability of our profession throughout 2021, we look forward to seizing the opportunities that 2022 has to offer and continuing our work in expanding the value and advocacy we exist to provide as your peak body for evidence-based chiropractic and osteopathy.
Stephen has been in clinical practice for five years whilst undertaking his Masters of Research at Macquarie University. Running a practice with a colleague in Dee Why, Stephen juggles teaching a few afternoons a week with his chiropractic patients. With a clinical interest in low back pain, neck pain and lower limb injuries, Stephen also helps people with pain in the shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle. Stephen is focused on ongoing education and is actively involved as a tutor/lecturer of Chiropractic students at Macquarie University for both 2nd- and final year students.
Driven by a focus on digitalisation and adaptability, the 2020-2021 period has been a time of transformation for Chiropractic Australia in working to modernise our internal processes, governance structure, representative position and service offering to better meet the growing needs of our members into 2022 and beyond. Whilst paying homage to the rich history of our organisation, our leadership and staff teams have collectively embraced the need for change in becoming a peak body that truly encompasses best-practice across all areas of operation.

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