CMTPEI continues to monitor the situation and is following the guidance of our Provincial Health Office. As most therapists have returned to work under new restrictions to keep themselves and the public safe, some new ways of practicing have certainly made it more difficult to treat. Please follow the link here on updates regarding the use of masks in your workplaces:
The guidance provides the following :
…employees and employers who cannot maintain physical distancing while interacting with each other or with members of the public are strongly recommended to wear a non-medical mask if it is safe to do so while working. For short periods of time when physical distancing is not possible, wearing a non-medical mask may protect those around you.
As such, masks are no longer required however strongly advised by both the PEI Health Authority and CMTPEI. Your decision would ideally be made from a risk assessment completed upon the client’s arrival, the nature of treatment being provided and personal preference of both the therapist and client. For questions about this information, or any other queries regarding the profession of massage therapy, please contact CMTPEI’s registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org