***PLEASE NOTE: This policy was written prior to the COVID-19 lockdowns in NSW, Victoria and other places, in 2021. We will update the policy once relevant rules/guidelines have been issued. If you would like us to let you know once the updated policy is available, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.***
In many places (e.g. in New South Wales, Australia), speech pathologists in private practice must have an infection control policy.
This policy template covers basic precautions for staff and others when potentially exposed to infection risks, including good hand hygiene practices.
It also includes management guidelines for a variety of infection risks, including non-reusable equipment, soiled clothing, toys and therapy equipment.