Sunday 22nd March 2020
On March 19th 2020 Both the Complimentary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) And the General Council for Massage Therapy (GCMT) informed all of their members that...
"in light of recent Government guidance on social distancing, you should cease hands on therapies. The CNHC's position is that you should suspend seeing your clients until further notice. It is a difficult decision to make given the impact it will have on livelihoods but the CNHC believe it is the right thing to do to assist in stemming the spread of coronavirus which can be transmitted by those who do not develop any symptoms. Safeguarding the health of your clients. your own health and that of your staff is paramount. We have a duty of care to do all we can to help end this world health crisis."
Based on this and what I've learned about the Covid-19 virus I don't believe that I can, in good conscience continue to practice. No matter how careful we are, there are literally dozens of ways that we could come into contact with the virus, and of course if someone unknowingly passes it on to me, I will become a 'superspreader'. I have not only you and myself to think about, but my Daughter is also 7 months pregnant. I don't want to be constantly worrying that I may have unknowingly picked up the virus from a client that I could pass on to her and her child.
So I will review this decision on a fortnightly basis as the situation develops. I am obviously concerned that clients may be suffering pain and will make myself constantly available by email or phone to offer any advice or help that I can. Please don't hesitate to call if needed.
So hopefully all will be back to normal sooner rather than later. I wish all of you and your familys a safe transition through these difficult times. And I look forward to seeing you all soon.
Best wishes from
Darren, and Tracy.
PS. if you're not sure about the seriousness of this problem please follow this link to a very concise, informative and well done video about why this is all happening. Coronavirus Explanation