It's obviously the season for U-turns..... I have just received clarification from my Governing body CNHC that as a health service and given my level of experience and qualifications, I am allowed to continue treating clients.
This is because of a recent reclassification of massage therapists as health professionals, a welcome change, and acknowledges the positive impact of the profession, as we now sit alongside our physiotherapist/chiropractic/osteopath colleagues.
Clearly the situation with COVID-19 is serious and in the spirit of Lockdown 2.0, I will limit the number of clients I see. Needless to say all my existing COVID-19 safe procedures remain in place.