February 2021 COVID-19 update for our clinic clients

Our student massage therapy clinics remain temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic as a safety precaution to protect our students—and you.

Treating clients in our practicum clinics is a vital part of our students’ education, and we are both proud and grateful to be a part of your health care team. So keeping our doors closed to the public has been painful for us. However, we believe that it is the best choice for our students and our clients right now.

The Alberta government loosened COVID-19 restrictions again on February 8. Meanwhile, there’s been an increase in the number of infections from new variants of the virus, which may behave differently than the original strain. Together, this means that there’s a lot of uncertainty about what the next few weeks will look like.

Because of the nature of our public clinics, we always need to plan well in advance. Frequently reopening and closing our clinic is more disruptive to our students’ experience—and worse for our clients—than a delayed but more sustainable reopening.

Reducing the number of people that our students come into close contact with while the risk of community spread is so high also means that we’re less likely to have to interrupt on-campus classes for our students.

In the meantime, we have been working hard to ensure that our students can continue to benefit from dynamic and interactive hands-on practicum experiences without increasing their risk of being exposed to the virus.

Regular massage clinics are open in Alberta, and we encourage you to visit a Vicars grad practicing in your community.

When we’re ready to open our doors again, we’ll announce it by email and post on our website and social media accounts. Thank you for your understanding and your patience.

Stay well,

MH Vicars School

Robin Collum
Author: Robin Collum