Firstly we hope you are well and staying safe in these difficult times.
As you appreciate, we are in the midst of an unprecedented global health crisis. In view of the government’s travel restrictions and the social distancing orders from the 23rdMarch 2020, we are taking this opportunity to update our advice to Registrants and reiterate our signposting of official guidance where it remains relevant. As an organisation, we will update and support you when appropriate, but can we please support each other and share information on updates at this challenging time?
Disciplines involving hands-on therapies
BAWMA is advising that in the light of recent Government guidance, on social distancing, you should cease hands-on therapies with immediate effect, meaning that you should suspend seeing your clients until further notice. It is a difficult decision to take given the impact it will have on livelihoods, but we 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 families is paramount. We have a duty of care to do all we can to help end this world health crisis.
Unfortunately due to the restrictions imposed we have been left with no alternative but to postpone this years AGM. This decision has certainly not been taken lightly, and although the social distancing order may be lifted, it is felt safer to postpone to a later date, as our member’s safety is paramount.
The committee wish you and your families well and please stay safe and look after yourselves.