In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have created this dedicated COVID-19 section aiming to provide vital information to all members and osteopaths, based on the most current UK Government guidelines.


13 August: Operational guidance documents 

The guidance documents ‘Infection control and PPE in osteopathic practice’ and ‘Risk assessment and mitigation’ have been reviewed to ensure they reflect the current recommendation for operating your practice. Both are available from Adapting Your PracticePlease note there has been no change to the guidance previously advised on 19 July.


Information and guidelines of the devolved nations:


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Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions relating to osteopathic practice during the COVID-19 pandemic. The FAQ’s below are in line with current Government advice, NHS guidance and in alignment with other professional bodies for healthcare professionals operating in private practice.

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Adapting Your Practice

Here we provide guidance on how to operate your practice safely and effectively as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 Resource Hub

A range of resources to support your operations during the pandemic. It also includes information if you are seeking financial, legal or employment advice.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: The safety of the public and our members is of paramount importance, and the iO is following the UK Government advice. Any advice provided on this page is current as of the date of publishing, although such guidance may change quickly at short notice. The situation is unprecedented and there may not yet be definitive answers available in some cases. However, we will do our utmost to support our members and the profession throughout the period.

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