Ontario Announces Stay-at-Home Order

The Ontario Government has declared a province-wide state of emergency and announced a stay-at-home order to come into effect on Thursday April 8 at 12:01 a.m. Learn more about the province-wide declaration of emergency and stay-at-home order.

Adding to last week’s “emergency brake” shutdown, this stay-at-home order includes other restrictions to reinforce that Ontarians should stay at home as much as possible to minimize transmission of the virus, including limiting in-person shopping to essential retail only.

Although the restrictions do not directly impact the ability of Massage Therapists (MTs/RMTs) to provide healthcare services, the existing shutdown of establishments such as spas and gyms may impact some RMTs and clients. No further restrictions on Massage Therapy practice have been announced. CMTO will review the relevant regulations when they are available and will update RMTs if things change. 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.

CMTO continues to monitor the situation closely and will provide updates 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, please visit our COVID-19 webpage. If you have questions after reviewing the information on our website, please contact CMTO’s Practice Specialist at practicespecialist@cmto.com or by phone at 416-489-2626/1-800-465-1933 extension 4124. For information on COVID-19 vaccination in your region, please contact your local Public Health Unit.