UK Regional Rules Relating to CST
We are pleased to report that many of our members are practising CST, subject to the following current regional government restrictions and Covid-19 secure guidelines. It is at each practitioner’s discretion whom, when and whether they should treat.
On Tuesday, 5th January 2021 England entered a national lockdown. Businesses and venues that can remain open include “other medical or health services, including services relating to mental health”. We have therefore advised practitioners in England that they may continue to provide CST in accordance with Covid-secure guidelines for an identified mental or physical health condition or injury that is causing pain or having an adverse impact on mobility or quality of life. However mobile working (providing treatment to a client in their own home) is NOT permitted.
On Sunday, 20th December 2020 Wales moved to alert level four (very high risk). Practitioners in Wales must NOT practise CST until further notice.
On Saturday, 26th December 2020, additional restrictions were introduced. Practitioners in Northern Ireland must NOT practise CST until further notice.
On Tuesday 19th January 2021 it was announced that level 4 lockdown measures will stay in place across mainland Scotland and some island communities until at least the middle of February. Practitioners must NOT practise CST during this time.
Levels 0 and 1: Close contact services (i.e. ‘hands-on’ therapies where social distancing is not possible) are permitted, including mobile services.
Levels 2 and 3: Close contact services from a therapist’s premises are permitted, including a home treatment room. However mobile working (providing treatment to a client in their own home) is NOT permitted.
Level 4: All close contact services must stop.
Use the postcode checker to find out which level of protection applies to your CST practitioner.