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AoR COVID-19 – UPDATE 22nd February 2021

We are thankful to be able to share some better news as we see the number of daily Covid-19 infections across the UK continuing to decline which allows us to be cautiously optimistic that we will soon have a way forward. As a result we are now seeing all devolved Governments beginning to talk about their roadmaps out of lockdown and we will keep you updated as new announcements are made.

The Governments appear to be taking a step by step cautious approach and whilst we appreciate there may be some twists and turns along the way we hope there will be no further road blocks and we will soon see our reflexologists being able to offer treatments again.

ENGLAND – reflexologists will be able to practice again in step 2 of the Government Roadmap – the current date is listed as not before the 12th April

On Monday 22nd February Boris Johnson outlined the 4 step plan to ease England out of lockdown. As infection rates are similar across England the easing of restrictions will be the same for the whole country.

As it takes 4 weeks to see the effect that each step will have on the number of Covid-19 cases and hospital admissions, plus 1 week for giving people warning of the next step there will be at least a 5 week gap between each step. The indicative ‘no earlier than’ dates in the roadmap are all contingent on the data and are subject to change depending on 4 tests:

  1. The vaccine deployment programme continuing successfully
  2. Evidence that the vaccine is effective in reducing hospitalisation and deaths
  3. Infection rates do not risk a surge of hospitalisations
  4. Assessment of the changes in risks due to new Variants

Step 1 begins on the 8th March with the opening of schools and the ability for 2 people to meet for a chat outdoors with additional easing of some restrictions on the 29th March.

Personal care will be able to return in Step 2 which will be no earlier than the 12th April. However this date will only be confirmed 1 week before.


 SCOTLAND – Nicola Sturgeon said the plan for leaving lockdown would be published, on Tuesday 23 February, following discussions with opposition parties, businesses and trade unions.

It will set out as far as possible the conditions that need to be met, in terms of the data, for us to start lifting restrictions.

WALES – Education Minister Kirsty Williams has said the Welsh Government will “balance needs” for the entire population in deciding which lockdown measures to ease with their first priority was to children and young people, and their return to education.

We are awaiting confirmation for date when complementary therapists can return, although there has been some discussion that this could be as soon as mid March

 N Ireland – Robin Swann reiterated that the pathway-to-recovery roadmap on easing restrictions, due to be published on 1 March, will also be linked to data as opposed to specific dates so as yet there is no date for us to return to work.

Looking to join the Association of Reflexologists?

Access a fantastic array of benefits and demonstrate your professionalism with MAR status – Member of the Association of Reflexologists.

Looking to find a reflexologist you can trust?

Look no further! We have a search facility of all participating members. All of them are highly trained reflexologists who are insured and committed to our Code of Practice.

Are you a healthcare professional?

Complete integrative care can include reflexology. We have a dedicated page for you to access the information you need quickly and easily.

Want to train as a reflexologist?

Find professional reflexology courses that meet the Core Curriculum for Reflexology with our helpful advice and schools map.

Want to find out about reflexology?

We have a range of information available including an interactive reflexology map, videos and helpful questions to ask a reflexologist before booking.

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Log into the AoR Members’ Area, where you can access your membership information, discounts and our practitioner resources on reflexology.

Who are we?


The Association of Reflexologists is a not-for-profit association which has been delivering excellence in reflexology for highly qualified reflexologists, healthcare providers and members of the public since 1984.

The Association of Reflexologists (AoR) was established in 1984 and is a not-for-profit organisation. Today it is the foremost aspirational and independent professional association for reflexology in the UK providing support for more than five thousand members across the UK and overseas. Members of the AoR have some of the highest levels of reflexology qualification in the UK. The letters MAR after their name denotes their membership status – a sign of assurance that they have met the strictest standards of reflexology practice, they are insured to practise and that they are committed to continually developing their skills and knowledge.

We are proud to be a community of professional therapists, dedicated to excellence in reflexology and would like to invite you to join us today (eligibility criteria apply).

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If you need any further information regarding reflexology, training to be a practitioner or joining the AoR, then feel free to call us on 01823 351010 or