COVID-19: MCTI Statement for Therapists

COVID-19: MCTI Statement for Therapists MCTI would like to issue the following statement to registered therapists, supervisors and therapists in training: You must act in the best interests of service users and professional colleagues and act to safeguard your wellbeing. This means following government and institutional advice to reduce exposure of yourself and others to the virus. 1. If you are working as an employee of a hospital or university clinic or any other organisation, you should follow the advice provided by your employer. You should also remain aware of developments and of advice provided by Government. 2. If you are working in private practise you should follow Government advice 3. All therapists should consider how they manage the extent of face-to face contact with service users. It may be necessary to reduce face-to-face contact. For example using Skype or telephone sessions, but you must ensure the security and confidentiality of this process. 4. If you develop symptoms, you should follow government advice. 5. If you are unable to see clients, consider if a qualified and experienced colleague can see them. MCTI: 12 March-2020.

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