COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 

(Last Updated - April 9, 2021)

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to change rapidly, as does the information available regarding directives and recommendations. MTAM is working tirelessly to convey information and develop resources for you to effectively manage through this pandemic.

The MTAM office has re-opened by appointment only at this time. Please email info@mtam.mb.ca for an appointment. Individuals will be asked screening questions prior to entering the office and are encouraged to wear a mask and respect physical distancing guidelines.

This page is dedicated to COVID-19 information and is available on the public side of the website so that you and your staff can easily access the information. Other resources are specific to MTAM members and are found in the Member Portal under the Business Tips & Practice Advice section. We encourage you to check these pages daily to look for new and/or updated information.


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Latest Updates - Updated April 9
Vaccination Updates - Updated April 9
Pandemic Response System - Restrictions by Region
Self-Isolation and Travel 
MTAM Return to Practice Guidelines
COVID-19 Practice FAQ

Additional Resources

 
Financial Supports 
Canada Recovery Caregiver Benefit (CRCB), Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB), and Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)
Federal/Provincial/Municipal Announcements
Clinical Information
Business Supports
General Pandemic Information

 

Latest Covid-19 Updates

Vaccination Program Update 

(Updated April 9)


Current Public Health Restrictions

(Updated March 25th)

The Premier of Manitoba and the Chief Public Health Officer announced that public health restrictions would be further eased beginning Friday, March 26th.

This announcement will not change the practice of massage therapy by RMTs. There are no capacity restrictions in place. RMTs should continue to follow all sanitation, hygiene, screening and PPE protocols and ensure proper physical distancing in the common areas of your clinic.

Since the Phase 1 reopening in May 2020, throughout the following months and with each of the updated orders, RMTs have been permitted to provide massage therapy as therapeutic care to Manitobans. 

During this time, MTAM Members have continued to follow Public Health Orders, MTAM best practice guidelines and have taken precautions in their practices to provide safe, effective massage therapy treatments to Manitobans.

MTAM Members are committed to making a positive contribution to the health and well-being of Manitobans.

Read the updated Public Health Order on the Government of Manitoba website.

 


Government of Manitoba - Pandemic Response System

Please visit the Government of Manitoba Pandemic Response System website and the Pandemic Response by Region page to learn about the specific responses for your region. MTAM will also email updates to members on RMT specific information as response levels change in each region.

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Self-Isolation and Travel

MTAM recommends that RMTs and massage therapy clients should be mindful of current provincial and federal travel restrictions and self-isolation requirements. 

Full details on all travel restrictions and self-isolation can be found on the Government of Manitoba and Government of Canada websites. 

MTAM members should also refer to the Return to Practice guidelines for further information on self-isolation and travel.

We ask that massage therapy clients be understanding of RMTs and clinics that may need to implement more stringent policies for their practices. Every practice is different and staff may need to take additional precautions to minimize the risk of transmition to their clients and staff. Please discuss any concerns that you may have with your RMT and/or clinic.

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Federal, Provincial and Municipal Government Announcements
This section contains regular announcements or declarations by both Federal and Provincial Governments.

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Clinical Information
This section contains information on clinical resources available to practitioners based on Shared Health Manitoba, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and the World Health Organization.

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Small Business Resources and Employment Insurance
This section contains information on how to manage the pandemic as a small business owner, including your responsibilities to your employees and what government supports will be available to employees and self-employed individuals. This is an area that we expect to evolve rapidly in the next few weeks as government support plans become more fully developed.

Financial Supports

Business Supports

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General Pandemic Information
This section provides links to trusted sources on the pandemic and a link to travel advisories that affect all Canadians.

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Additional Resources 

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