COVID-19 Update: April 1, 2021

April 1, 2021

The Ontario Government has announced a provincewide “emergency brake” shutdown on Saturday April 3, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. for at least four weeks. As part of the provincewide shutdown, all regions of Ontario will have similar restrictions. Learn about the time-limited restrictions during the provincewide shutdown.

Although the current restrictions do not directly impact the ability of Massage Therapists (MTs/RMTs) to provide healthcare services, the temporary closure of establishments such as spas and gyms may impact some RMTs and clients.

RMTs can access up to date epidemiological information through the Ministry of Health’s website or Public Health Ontario’s COVID-19 Data Tool. RMTs should only be providing in-person treatment when the anticipated benefits of treatment outweigh the risks to the client and the RMT. Learn more about assessing risk during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We continue to monitor the situation closely and will provide updates as they become available. For information on COVID-19 vaccination in your region, please contact your local Public Health Unit. We thank RMTs for all they are doing to keep Ontarians safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For additional information and resources, please visit our COVID-19 webpage. If you have questions after reviewing the information on our website, please contact CMTO’s Practice Specialist at or by phone at 416-489-2626/1-800-465-1933 extension 4124.

Please note, beginning April 2, 2021 CMTO will be closed for the long weekend, reopening on April 6, 2021.