SA COVID-19 Lockdown Update

UPDATE: 21 July 2021

As SA members will be aware, the South Australian government has announced that from 6pm 20th of July Level 5 Restrictions will be in place. This includes a stay-at-home requirement.

Counsellors and psychotherapists are advised to provide services via telehealth or virtually. PACFA has a range of resources to support this. For more information go to Information for Practicing During Covid-19.

Face-to-face services are only to be provided in the instance of emergency clinical care for potentially life-threatening situations where telehealth is not clinically appropriate.

In addition, PACFA advises that counsellors and psychotherapists are regarded as essential workers only in the following circumstances:

  • allied health professionals providing mental health services in hospital
  • allied health professionals providing mental health services in community settings by telehealth or by face-to-face (but only in the instance of emergency clinical care for
  • potentially life-threatening situations where telehealth is not clinically appropriate).