COVID-19 Psychological Service Protocol

To ensure ongoing safety for all, the following protocol is being put in place for the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as, other viral infections during and post-COVID-19.

General Guiding Principle

The general guiding principle for service delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic is that “in-person services must only proceed when the anticipated benefits of such services outweigh the risks to the client and the health care provider.” As we are in Phase 2 of the pandemic, telepsychology will be the preferred service until the “curve is flattened”. Exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis and in consideration of the current recommendations of the Provincial Health Officer. For in-person services, please observe the following protocol.

Informed Consent

Please note that during the COVID-19 pandemic, I am obligated to provide contact information of any of my clients to appropriate health authorities for contact tracing when required.

Screening

Social Distancing Measures

Infection Control and Disinfection Practices

Thank you for your cooperation with these inconvenient but necessary protective measures to reduce the spread of viral infections, especially COVID-19.