Coronavirus (COVID-19) update 19th March 2020
The STA, after careful consideration of current WHO and Government advice, following consultation with the leading membership bodies and insurance companies issue this statement.
We strongly recommend that our valued members cease face to face appointments with immediate effect in line with Social distancing guidelines issued by the WHO, this measure is in place to slow the infection curve and preserve the capacity within the NHS to deal with high risk groups.
The STA understands the financial impact of this advice as we are also practitioners who give our time freely to run the STA and support the members.
Several membership associations have agreed to collaborate on a range of measures to ensure relevant information is public facing and up to date with Government policy.
It remains only for me to wish good health and best wishes to you and your families at this unprecedented time of turbulence.