Healthcare services, including physiotherapy, can continue to operate across the UK following new national lockdown restrictions announced this week. This applies to both NHS and private sector providers.
University courses in physiotherapy, and other subjects allied to medicine and health, will continue as face-to-face learning in England and Wales, with students asked to follow specific safety advice.
In Scotland, universities are operating a restricted mix of face-to-face and distance learning. Placements should continue, although opportunities and availability will inevitably be reduced.
This applies wherever they work and whoever employs them and includes those working in the NHS, social care, private, independent and charitable sectors and students.
Following the most recent announcements of school closures, physiotherapy staff and students should be able to access key worker status for childcare purposes.
Visit our Coronavirus pages for regularly updated advice, information and resources.
Guidance for England
Guidance for Scotland
Guidance for Wales
Guidance for Northern Ireland
Guidance for Isle of Man
Guidance for Guernsey
Guidance for Jersey
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