Information to registrants on COVID-19 (coronavirus)
Updated 7:44 am, Monday, March 16, 2020
The province of PEI has confirmed its first case of COVID-19.
The most important resource for PEI health practitioners is the PEI Government’s COVID-19 website as well as the Public Health Agency of Canada website which have the most detailed current and reliable information on COVID-19 for health professionals, including the interim national case definition for coronavirus disease website
The College encourages therapists to review the professions Standards of Practice document as well as the Public Health Agency of Canada for further guidance on infection control.
The CMTPEI advises that the best protection against being infected with the COVID-19 virus is to take the same precautions as you would during cold and flu season: wash your hands often with soap and water; cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing; avoid others who are unwell; and stay at home when you are sick. The College would also like to remind therapists that massage therapy is NEVER indicated for clients with flu symptoms. The Public Health Agency of Canada also provides information on social distancing measures website
The College will continue to update therapists as information is made available by Health Canada and the Province of PEI.