In light of our current situation, ASAPS has collaborated with ASCD to create the industry standard COVID-19 Safe Cosmetic Injecting Guide 2020 to assist your practice. To access this information, simply download and print the PDF file.
Elective surgery is going to be gradually ramped up to the level set by each state, each of which has their own policies.
ACT: ACT has lifted restrictions on the recommencement of cosmetic services that are provided by a practitioner who is registered with AHPRA.
NSW: The NSW Department of Health has stated that cosmetic injections provided by a medical practitioner at health premises are permitted for people who require medical care. Registered health practitioners should consider whether it is safe and appropriate to provide non-urgent treatment at this time, and if they can provide the level of protection necessary for both their staff and clients. NSW allows opening of beauty salons from 1 June 2020.
VIC: Beauty and personal care services like nail salons, spas, tattoo parlours will be able to open with up to 20 customers per space – with customer contact details required to be kept.
QLD: All elective surgery is to resume in QLD, subject to hospital capacity.
SA: The state allows recommencement of cosmetic procedures.
WA: The Department of Health, WA, has stated that cosmetic services may only be performed at a medical/health clinic where medically or clinically indicated (i.e. not for a cosmetic purpose). Individual medical practitioners will need to determine whether a treatment is medically or clinically indicated, as opposed to being provided for a cosmetic purpose.