From 31 December 2020 the Isle of Wight goes into the highest level of Coronavirus restrictions, Tier 4 Stay at Home.

Under Tier 4 I am able to provide Yoga Therapy in person where there is a health need, under guidance from Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council, which says:

“Based on the legal advice we previously received, CNHC Registrants in England meet the definition of  “other…health services, including services relating to mental health” contained in Section 17(o), Schedule 3A of The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) Regulations 2020. This means you can continue to practise in England during Tier 4 restrictions if you meet the criteria set out below.

“In order to stay within the the remit of providing “other…health services, including services relating to mental health:

  • You must only provide the therapies you are registered for, on a one-to-one basis to clients, for an identified mental or physical health condition or injury that is causing them pain or having an adverse impact on their mobility or their quality of life.
  • You must be able to evidence that your therapeutic intervention is supporting your client with their condition. You can do this by recording their health condition and giving a clear rationale in your client’s care record for the treatment that you are providing.  
  • You cannot provide treatment to a client in their own home unless you have received a direct referral from a statutory regulated health professional.
  • You must exercise the utmost caution and exercise your professional judgement in assessing the risks. The new variant of COVID-19 is highly transmissible. You must carry out a risk assessment on whether the benefits of seeing a client in person outweighs the risks. Practise remotely where you can and follow our advice on following government guidance on working safely.”

If you have a urgent physical or mental health need, please contact your Doctor Surgery or NHS 111.

If you need support in dealing with chronic or acute conditions alongside, or where appropriate as an alternative to,  treatment from Doctors and Medical Professionals, then please do get in touch to see if I can assist.  My main professional interests are: