There have been some exciting developments over the past few days. It has been regarding regulations and categorizations of our industry. And yes it is slightly confusing and still in development BUT I would like to outline the progress that has been made and how that changes my permissions to work during lockdown#2.
Why couldn’t we originally work during lockdown?
Unlike Physiotherapists/Chiropractors/Osteopaths etc our industry was, up until now, not seen as a health service.
What has changed?
Our federations have been lobbying since the first lockdown to have that changed, and it has! Initially it was Level 4 and 5 Sports Massage Therapists who were given the go ahead because of our training level but that has now been extended to other therapists. It has been recognised that the work that we do can ease the pressures off of the NHS by providing services to help with health and wellbeing. This is a huge step forward and one that may open more doors with GP referrals, insurance cover etc (I’m getting ahead of myself!) I would like to emphasise that until lockdown is over, it is not quite business as usual.
Great, can I book an appointment?
Yes, but there are restrictions in place until lockdown finishes on the 3rd December.
Please read our latest email with all details and how to book.