PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES FOR
COVID-19 ARE IN PLACE
ACSLPA staff are working remotely and the physical office is closed to visitors.
Email is the easiest way to contact staff with your questions.
Please visit the ‘Contact ACSLPA‘ page to access staff contact information.
When in doubt, email firstname.lastname@example.org and your email will be forwarded to the appropriate staff member.
Ensure the use of reputable information when making decisions about your practice and personal situation. See below for information relevant to ACSLPA members. Be sure to be aware of the information specific to Alberta and Canada.
The Advisory Statement was updated on May 15, 2020 to include information received by the Chief Medical Officer of Health. Check back frequently for changes.
Advisory Statement: Providing Services During a Pandemic (May 15, 2020 – Updated: June 17, 2020)
Request Process for ACSLPA Members who Work in Private Practice
Hazard assessments are required under Occupational Health and Safety to identify existing and potential hazards related to COVID-19. Where possible, hazards should be eliminated. If a hazard cannot be eliminated, then it must be controlled. Appropriate hazard control (from most to least effective) includes (but is not limited to):
- Eliminating the hazard where possible:
- Limiting services that are not essential or not urgent/critical.
- Substituting services:
- Providing services by a different means other than face-to-face (e.g., virtual care/telepractice/curbside pickup).
- Using engineering controls:
- Maintaining physical separation of 2m between people.
- Using physical barriers where physical distancing cannot be maintained (e.g., plastic/glass barriers).
- Using administrative controls:
- Directing clients to come alone (or with only 1 caregiver).
- Hand hygiene/washing.
- Respiratory etiquette (covering coughs and sneezes).
- Regular cleaning and disinfecting of equipment and commonly touched surfaces:
- Cleaning and disinfecting is a two-step process. Use a “wipe-twice” method to clean and disinfect. Wipe surfaces with a cleaning agent to clean off soil and wipe again with a disinfectant.
- Develop and implement procedures for increasing the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting.
- More information: https://www.acslpa.ca/covid-19-pandemic-information/decision-making-support-guide (see section on “Steps to Take When Seeing a Client Face-to-Face”).
- The requirement varies based on risk of exposure to COVID-19 and on the activities being performed.
- All available controls should be put into place to ensure PPE is used sparingly and to support global supply.
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