Another Discretionary Additional Restrictions Grant (DARG) is now available in England. The criteria is determined by local councils and is generally available for non-rate paying businesses that have been mandated to close or severely affected by the pandemic.
Check your council website and if you can't find details online, them contact them direct.
Following government announcements, massage services can resume from 12 April in England and Wales. The current date for Scotland is 26 April.
GCMT has issued an update to its Resource Pack, which includes a Q&A on vaccines and updated paperwork. Members are advised to read and follow this latest guidance before returning to work to maintain a Covid-secure practice.
There is some provision under Scottish law for massage therapists to work during level 4 lockdown.
BUT, do be aware that there is a very specific set of criteria to meet. Thanks to Ruth Duncan at the SMTO for this video explainer that lays out the regulations in full.
Please read and fully digest before considering whether to work at this time.
17 April 2021 on Zoom, MTI Conference: Massage and the Modern World
4 workshops are sold out, 3 of them are morning sessions. The only ones available now in that slot are The Importance of Gut Health with Susie Willsher, Stress and the Modern Working Woman with Jayne Burke and PPE, Infection Control and a Bit of Fun in Massage with Eva Weltermann.