COVID-19: Updates & Guidance

In light of the current COVID-19 situation, the Institute of Osteopathy has created a dedicated COVID-19 section aiming to provide vital information to all osteopaths, based on the most current UK Government advice.



If you choose to stay open, you should only be conducting remote consultations during the lockdown period unless for urgent and emergency cases – see the iO’s COVID-19 FAQ’s and guidance on these exceptional circumstances.

You should not under any circumstances be in contact with anyone from high-risk groups or self-isolating due to symptoms of COVID-19. 


Click on the links below to explore the relevant areas:


Frequently Asked Questions

These FAQs are in line with current Government advice, NHS guidance and in alignment with other professional bodies for healthcare professionals operating in private practice, such as the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists.

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Keep abreast with the latest news, notices and letters issued by the Institute of Osteopathy and its partners regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

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Keep abreast with the latest guides issued by the Institute of Osteopathy, the UK Government and partners regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

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Useful Links

Need further information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis in the UK? The useful links on this page have been provided in an effort to keep our members and visitors informed.

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Watch the latest videos in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, produced by the Institute of Osteopathy. Transcripts are included for ease of reference and accessibility.

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Collaborate on our Facebook Group!

Let’s Talk Osteopathy has been launched to collaborate, hear your views and share expertise in an effort to support, unite, develop and promote the profession. Join hundreds of members in the conversation now!

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Interested in supporting the NHS?

The NHS is looking for clinicians with transferable skills to support wherever needed. Complete this survey to express your interest and skills.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Safety of our members and the public is of paramount importance, and the iO is following the UK Government advice on a daily basis. 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, the advice is changing rapidly and in some cases, there may not yet be definitive answers available. However, we will do our utmost to support our members and the profession throughout the period.

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