“As per HM Government announcement the formal and legally required restrictions in England will be removed from 19th July 2021 and the onus will be upon personal responsibility for ongoing protection.

As a therapist you have a professional duty of care and it is incumbent upon you to treat your patients/clients, safely, effectively and professionally.

It is also worthy to note that none of the medical or paramedical professional services are sanctioning or suggesting any removal or reduction in present Covid security measures.

Given that we know there could be an increase in cases once restrictions are removed, we consider that the best practice to minimise this will be the continuation of PPE, maintaining ventilation and continued high levels of cleaning/hygiene protocols.

We would also suggest that it is appropriate for you as therapists to individually risk assess each situation/patient/circumstance and react accordingly, with at all times the overall care and safety of your patients and yourself in the forefront of your decision making.

As ever comprehensive and contemporaneous notes are essential to provide evidence of continued best practice and decision making in all cases should the need arise to validate same.

The Board of the LCSP Register are fully satisfied that you will continue to act appropriately and professionally as you have done thus far and continue to provide your services to your patients in a safe, effective and clinical manner.

As I think that there could well be some other details emerging, Scotland, Wales and Ireland dates are slightly different to England for instance. Anybody with urgent or pressing matters, you of course have my contact details.”

Steve Foster

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