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Our pledge to you

When your country’s government has indicated that it is safe for therapists to return to practice, we want to reassure you that members of the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) have been advised to carry out a full risk assessment and adhere to COVID-19 guidelines produced by the government and the FHT.

If you are planning to visit a salon/clinic/therapy practice

Your therapist will...

  • Check they are in good health before you arrive for treatment.
  • Wash their hands or use hand sanitiser before treatment.
  • Follow guidelines on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Disinfect non-porous materials, e.g. massage couch and equipment.
  • Wash porous materials e.g. pillowcases, sheets and towels.
  • Replace couch roll and other disposable materials.
  • Ventilate the treatment room and reception area.
  • Change their tunic/top/apron if needed.
  • Wear durable, disposable gloves when cleaning the premises.
  • Maintain social distancing before and after the treatment.

You will be asked to...

Prior to your treatment:

  • Complete a short COVID-19 consultation form.
  • Contact your therapist and re-schedule if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, or if any person in your household is self-isolating.

At your treatment:

  • Bring a bottle of water for your refreshment.
  • Arrive at the agreed time and ensure social distancing before and after the treatment.
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitiser upon arrival.
  • Follow guidelines on the use of PPE.
  • Pay by card or other cashless method, where possible.

If you would like a treatment in your home/premises

Your therapist will...

  • Wash their hands or use hand sanitiser upon arrival.
  • Follow guidelines on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Disinfect non-porous materials e.g. massage couch and bolsters.
  • Wash porous materials e.g. pillowcases, sheets, and towels.
  • Replace couch roll and other disposable materials.
  • Change their tunic/top/apron if needed.
  • Wear durable, disposable gloves when cleaning equipment.
  • Maintain social distancing before and after the treatment.

You will be asked to...

Prior to your treatment:

  • Complete a short COVID-19 consultation form.
  • Contact your therapist and re-schedule if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, or if any person in your household is self-isolating.
  • Ventilate the treatment space before your therapist arrives, by opening a window or door.

At your treatment:

  • Ensure other members of your household or colleagues are in another area of the building.
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitiser when I arrive.
  • Follow guidelines on the use of PPE.
  • Pay by card or other cashless method, where possible.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your therapist.

This information may be updated in accordance with government policy and FHT guidelines. Visit fht.org.uk/coronavirus for details.