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The Government continue to update their advice and Guidance on Close Contact Services, please do refer to this page on a regular basis for all updates.  These included updates related to Face Covering that were issued on 23rd July.   The document can be downloaded as a PDF. 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/close-contact-services#close-contact-2-1

As per the announcement by Boris Johnson on Friday 17th July, it is expected that all Close Contact Service providers, including those that work within High Risk Zones, will be able to return to work from 1st August 2020.

The Government have also issued Guidance for those that are working in other people’s homes.  It will be for all Therapists / Practitioners who visit clients in their homes to also follow these Guidelines.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/homes

Balens continues to be extremely busy during this time.  We are working hard to answer all queries, and deal with our client’s insurance renewal and new business requirements.   As noted in previous updates, insurers of our UK Professional Liability policy have not put in any additional requirements regarding Covid.  Although clients need to ensure they follow Government Guidance regarding working in a Covid secure way, and that of their Profession Body or similar, where this exists.