Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Beginning 2021 with a lockdown



As expected, we are in another lockdown and I have had to postpone in person appointments until the infection level allows them to resume. 'Sports and massage therapists' are listed by the government guidance as one of the close contact services that must close. 

The following paragraph is from the legislation and lists some of the exemptions. Some have suggested that Level 5 Soft Tissue Therapists could be meant by 'other medical or health services' but I believe this to be a misinterpretation. Soft Tissue Therapists are not at present officially recognised as a medical or health service and are not included in the Allied Health Professions.

'Paragraph 17: dental services, opticians, audiology services, chiropody, chiropractors, osteopaths and other medical or health services, including services which incorporate personal care services and treatments required by those with disabilities and services relating to mental health,'

I am still here for you; many people have found 30 minute zoom sessions helpful for exploring exercises and breathing, and to generally off load about anything on their mind - I am here to listen! If you would like a zoom session or a phone call you can contact me by email or phone to arrange. I am at present not charging for these sessions - they are my way of offering some support at this time

Wishing you all the best as we continue to go through this difficult time. All of us will be experiencing challenges, do make use of the help out there including from charities such as Mind that have helpful advice on their website on coping strategies. Martin Lewis' website 'Money Saving Expert' has lots of helpful advice on financial aspects of the crisis from universal credit to help for the self employed and small companies.

Take care,

Kate

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