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New grant available to help you through C-19 recovery

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.

Return to Work - April massage re-opening and Resource Pack update

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.

Download the update from this page.

Scotland Working in Lockdown Update

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.

Wales lockdown change: massage set to re-open 12 April

Changes were announced to the lockdown restrictions in Wales today.

Hairdressers and barbers can open from Monday, but every other close contact service, including massage, remains closed until 12 April earliest.

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for affected businesses, which will be administered by local councils, so do check your council website for details. Here's more about the scheme.

Conference 2021: Ticket Update

MTI conference

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.


Now's the time to book if you want to make sure you get your first choice morning session.
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