COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)
COVID-19 Pandemic Clinical Practice Directive
Updated May 26th, 2020: This document has been updated to provide Members of the College of Chiropodists of Ontario (COCOO) guidance to ensure a safe gradual restoration of all deferred and non-essential and elective services subject to the requirements of substituted Directive #2 issued on May 26th, 2020.
COVID-19 Operational Requirements: Health Sector Restart
Version 1.0 May 26th, 2020: This document provides operational details and requirements are reference in Directive #2 dated May 26th, 2020. It is not intended to take the place of medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or legal advice.
Advisory Relating to COVID-19 and the Provision of Chiropody/Podiatry Care in Long Term Care Facilities (LTCF’s)
June 16,2020 – If a Member is required to provide care at a LTCF, the Member must communicate directly with the administration of the LTCF prior to the visit to establish and ensure that all the LTCF protocols are in place including the requisite screening (of Member and resident), and that the Member has all required PPE or ensures that the facility will provide the required PPE.
Members should be fully aware of all the implications and responsibilities of providing care in long term care facilities and the potential risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19. Members must be fully aware of all policies for individual LTCF’s as well as directives from Public Health Ontario, the Ministry of Health (MOH) the Chief Medical Officer of Ontario and relevant Standards of Practice of the College of Chiropodists.