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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

On this page we are collating all our updates and key advice from government plus other useful information in relation to COVID-19. Please check back regularly as the content is changing frequently.

Guidance for osteopathic practices

On 27 March 2020, we published a statement which warns osteopaths not to make false coronavirus claims in their advertising

On 24 March 2020, we agreed an updated statement about osteopathic practice

On 19 March 2020, we issued interim guidance on infection control in osteopathy, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Regulation updates

On 26 March 2020 we published a statement on fitness to practise activities highlighting that patient safety remains the key priority.   

On 3 March 2020, we published a joint statement with the other health and care professional regulators across the UK on how we will continue to regulate in light of novel coronavirus

Government advice

The Department of Health and Social Care, and other agencies including Public Health England and Health Protection Scotland are regularly updating their guidance for health and care professionals and information for the public.

The information and guidance are being updated regularly as the situation develops, and osteopaths need to remain alert for any updates.

The Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England
COVID-19: guidance for health professionals (PHE and DHSC)
COVID-19: guidance for health professionals and other organisations (PHE)
Latest information and advice for the public

Health Protection Scotland
Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for health protection team
Latest information and advice for the public

The Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health Wales
Advice including who to contact if you are concerned about coronavirus

Department of Health (Northern Ireland)
Covid-19 (coronavirus) - situation in Northern Ireland

Allied Health Professionals

On 19 March 2020 the Chief Allied Health Professions Officers jointly published a statement on supporting allied health professionals and allied health professional support workers during the COVID-19 epidemic in the UK.

Osteopathic educational providers

On 20 March 2020, we published a COVID-19 statement to Osteopathic educational providers to outline our position.

If you need to get in touch

During this time, our staff are working remotely and have limited phone access. If you have any queries, please email: covid19@osteopathy.org.uk.

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