Letter to Secretary of State, dated 24 June 2020
Dear Secretary of State, dated 24 June 2020
The Sports Therapy Association (STA) represents many of the estimated 4000 Graduate Sports Therapists (GST) and Graduate Sports Rehabilitators (GSR) in the UK.
We are writing to you today with regards to the updated guidance from the Department of Health on the 23rd June in which Physiotherapy, Osteopaths and Chiropractors have been given the approval to open their doors to treat patients who are in pain.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) update 19th March 2020
The STA, after careful consideration of current WHO and Government advice, following consultation with the leading membership bodies and insurance companies issue this statement.
We strongly recommend that our valued members cease face to face appointments with immediate effect in line with Social distancing guidelines issued by the WHO, this measure is in place to slow the infection curve and preserve the capacity within the NHS to deal with high risk groups.