COVID-19 Update: December 21, 2020

December 21, 2020

Today, the Ontario Government announced that the province will enter a provincewide shutdown on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. As part of the provincewide shutdown, all regions of Ontario will have new restrictions similar to regions currently in lockdown. 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 should continue to monitor the COVID-19 regional public health measures and restrictions in their area. 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 on any new provincial measures and directives impacting RMTs as they become available. We thank RMTs for all they are doing to keep Ontarians safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For additional information and resources, including the guidance and requirements RMTs must comply with while practising, 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 December 24, 2020, CMTO will be operating on a holiday schedule.