Hygiene at Liberty Speech Pathology

Everyone needs to work together to help control the spread of COVID-19. Liberty Speech Pathology is committed to using hygiene measures to help stop the spread. To do this:

  • All kids (and families if accompanying their child) will sanitise or wash hands with soap and water at the beginning and end of each therapy session.
  • Only 1 person may accompany their child.
  • Please maintain as much distance as possible in therapy and at the reception desk.
  • Please minimise waiting in the waiting room. If you are early to an appointment, or if you do not usually go into your child’s therapy session, please wait in your car rather than the waiting room.
  • We have removed magazines and toys from the waiting area to reduce transmission of bacteria.
  • Speech therapists are cleaning the desk and resources that have been used at the end of each session.
  • Therapists will limit contact with children. This means that we will not be giving ‘Hi-Fives’ to the kids. We may offer an elbow bump or foot bump if the kids need that reinforcement, but nothing more than this.
  • We are following the government guidelines of not coming into the clinic when sick and ask that you do the same.
  • Please remember the following (and click to view/save PDF poster versions):

Mask Wearing – Updated July 27, 2021

Face masks are an additional physical barrier and help to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Currently, masks are mandatory for allied health services and recommended for all indoor environments.

Please note, there are exceptions for mandatory mask use in health care settings.
A person is exempt where:
• there is a relevant medical condition
• the person is under the age of 12
• cases where a mask would create communication difficulties or situations where a mask will impact the provision of care
Your speech therapist will determine if a mask is or is not required during therapy due to the above reasons.

Masks or face coverings should NOT be worn by children under the age of 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

Exceptions to mandatory mask requirement

There are some exceptions to these requirements:

  • A person is not required to wear a mask if they have a relevant medical condition, including problems with their breathing, a serious condition of the face, a disability or a mental health condition (evidence of a relevant medical condition must be produced on request i.e. letter from GP or medical professional).
  • A mask is not required to be worn in circumstances where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication.
  • A mask is not required to be worn when a person is eating or drinking.
  • A child under the age of 12 is not required to wear a mask.

For more information, please visit SA Health

Corona Virus - Stop the Spread
Corona Virus - Keeping Your Distance