Today, the Ontario Government announced that Windsor-Essex and York Region will be moving to lockdown (grey) on Monday, December 14, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. Please find the current status of Ontario regions here. 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 in Windsor-Essex, York, Toronto and Peel may impact some RMTs and clients.
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.
RMTs who are practising are expected to continue to follow directions provided by:
- College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO),
- Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health,
- Ministry of Health (MOH)’s guidance for the health sector
- MOH’s COVID-19 Operational Requirements: Health Sector Restart, and,
- Public Services Health & Safety Association’s sector-specific workplace safety guidelines.
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.
For additional information and resources please review our COVID-19 webpage. If you have questions after reviewing the information on our website, please contact CMTO’s Practice Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 416-489-2626/1-800-465-1933 extension 4124.