A programme of vaccination commenced in Scotland yesterday (8th Dec), with those who will be administering the vaccines getting the vaccine first, followed by high-risk groups. Current vaccines require two doses between 21-28 days apart.
All therapists must maintain their strict Covid-19 protocols even if their client has been vaccinated. The client and therapist should continue to wear a face-covering for their treatments, with ample room ventilation, and continued cleaning between clients.
Updated guidance on post-lockdown working in England can be found at our COVID-19 information page.
Home, mobile and clinic massage practice is allowed under specific restrictions.
The next annual MTI conference is on 17 April 2021 from 10am to 5pm and is our first virtual conference.
We are especially looking forward to this one as we had to postpone this year's event due to C-19 restrictions. More details to follow soon.
Tickets on sale in January. Check the conference website for updates.
GCMT is currently reviewing government guidance across the nations and tiers system and will provide update advice within the next 2 days. It will be published on this website as soon as it becomes available.
England's lockdown comes to an end at 12.01am on Wednesday 2 December and the country moves back into a 3 tier system. Massage clinics are allowed to open in each tier under the same restrictions as pre-lockdown. We are waiting for full guidance on home and mobile working and will post an update next week.