The Chief Psychiatrist published this guide in March 2022 to support clinicians to continue providing high standards of care during COVID-19 community transmission.
Its aim is to support consumers and carers to stay safe, plan for isolation, get tested and to plan for and communicate their mental health and support needs to treating teams.
This guide is not mandatory under the Mental Health Act 2014 and is not part of the Chief Psychiatrist’s Guidelines. It is intended to complement existing policy, and to assist clinicians and consumers in care planning and to access state and national information about how to manage in COVID-19.
Feedback from staff is welcomed to: firstname.lastname@example.org and will be used to adapt the Guide.