COVID-19 Resources

Key Information and Advice

COVID-19 : Latest

17th AUGUST 2021 - WALES Update
The main changes from Gov Wales with the update is to remove the legislative requirements and provide guidelines.
Whereas previously there had been specific instructions for Sports Massage, Acupuncture and Sports Therapy,
there is just a general update covering Close Contact Services.
Read further information from us here

15th JULY 2021 - ENGLAND Update
DUTY OF CARE - Advice for therapists in England only.
As per the latest Government Guidelines, the formal and legally required restrictions have been removed as of 19th July 2021
and the onus is upon personal responsibility for ongoing protection.
Read further information from us here

 

COVID-19 : Advice, Resources & Key Documentation

Download key information and advice during the coronvirus outbreak.

(23rd December 2020)
Please note that until further notice, the resources below are for reference only - see 'COVID-19: Latest' notice above

Current Overview for Therapists in the UK
This updated version of the Resource Pack works on the basis that most people have now returned to work. There is a section at the back for those who have not yet.

If you follow these minimum PPE requirements given in the Government advice and you follow the guidelines issued by GCMT or your Professional Association and then you and your Professional Liability insurance position will be protected.

Guidelines for Pre-attendance at clinic and Client attendance at clinic. Are you assured you are able to return to work by the Government and your professional association (PA)? Where do you want your client to wait before their appointment? Stay in their car until you text / phone them to say you are ready for them?

Have you had a Covid-19 test? Are you registered with the a Test & Trace app? Have you been in contact with anyone with Covid-19 symptoms? etc
Sign this form declaration.


[ updated 29th Oct 2020 ]



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Client copy. Declarations that COVID-19 is not present and haven't been in contact with anyone with Covid-19, whether or not a test has been undertaken and if registered with a Track & Trace app.

Best Practice Guidance for Training Centres
Returning to Close Contact Learning in Complementary Therapies.

To return to work ahead of UK Government advice may lead to a fine or prosecution under the Coronavirus Act 2020 and may have implications for your insurance cover. However, in anticipation of an eventual return we have prepared a resource pack that will help you make that step.

Complete this form for the cleaning of all work areas, equipment & materials, check ventilation, sanitise payment equipment and confirm hand and PPE hygeine procedures.


[ updated 29th October 2020 ]



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[ updated 10th July 2020 ]



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Actions and comments checklist. Covid-19 screening and signed within 48 hours prior to session and verbally before entering premises? Client suitable for session? Therapist Covid-19 Declaration sent? etc

Soft tissue therapists are now able to return to work but there will be some changes in how your appointment will proceed in order to continue to prevent the spread of infection. "I list below some of the changes you can expect."

A daily record for the Therapist. Daily personal temperature readings - mornings and afternoons (37.8°C is the threshold for fever)

Recommendations and Guidance: Face to Face Contact with Clients.
The guidance provided has been developed and collated from a range of sources including UK Government agencies and research specific protocols.


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