Dear Colleagues,

We find ourselves in unfamiliar, extraordinary and trying times. Following the president’s announcement last night of a national lockdown from midnight Thursday 26 March 2020 to midnight on Thursday 16 April 2020, we would like to remind Orthotists and Prosthetists that we have an ethical responsibility toward our patients and other healthcare professionals.

Our obligation during this unprecedented and constantly changing times is to, in accordance with our mandate, act in the best interest of the public. Our discipline includes the provision of essential as well as non-essential services. Consequently, the following guidelines should be observed: