Return to sports massage post lockdown 3: updated guidelines.

There are a few updates and changes to the previous guidelines for sports massage therapists returning to work from the 12th of April. I have outlined the updates below:

If you have been vaccinated, please wait at least 7 days after your vaccination before booking a sports massage.

If you are experiencing any post vaccination side effects as outlined here https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/expect/after.html, please cancel your booking and rebook when all symptoms have gone.

There are some additional high risk categories added to the previous list:
– Older males (70+).
– From a Black, Asian or majority ethnic (BAME) background.
– If you are in a high risk category you will be risk assessed and may be required to get clearance from your GP before a massage can take place.

If you have had Covid-19 and are experiencing any Long Covid-19 effects as listed here https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/long-term-effects-of-coronavirus-long-covid/, please cancel your massage and get clearance from your GP before booking.

Vaccination does not provide complete immunity for either clients or myself, so I must continue to work in a Covid secure environment and wear full PPE until government guidance says otherwise. This also means that clients are currently still required to wear a mask for treatment and follow the procedures that were previously in place. Please read all the Covid-19 procedures here before attending your booking.

Consultation and Covid screening forms have been amended as per above. Your consultation form is updated every 6 months, and despite only being open 6 weeks since I started in October, most peoples forms are now about due to be updated so you should get an automatic request on or around your next booking. Please update any details that have changed.

Lastly, for clarity and to hopefully offer some reassurance to my clients, I would like to disclose that I have received my first vaccination, so sadly no pretending that I’m a spring chicken any more.

To book:

Call or text: 07932 653652
Email: info@fitforlonger.co.uk
Book direct online here.

See you soon!

Michelle