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Caution: Some respiratory physiotherapy interventions generate a high level of aerosolised droplets that spread widely, which can increase the risk of transmission of respiratory viruses.
Please make sure respiratory physiotherapy techniques are the most appropriate intervention for your patient with acute respiratory viral illness (including COVID-19)
Important: Prioritise respiratory physiotherapy interventions performed independently by the patient over therapist-delivered interventions to reduce the risk of transmission of viruses to health care workers
Dr Nigel Lyons, Deputy Secretary, Health System Strategy and Planning, NSW Ministry of Health.
To assist physiotherapists caring for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic.