HSE Advice and Information 

Covid Restrictions Update - 2nd March 2022

Please see link below for HSE for the most up to date information on COVID-19, outlining vaccination process, Self isolation, close contact information, and more.


Please see below link for Citizens Information with regard current government guidelines on face coverings.


Current Restrictions for Creative Art Therapists 

There are currently no restrictions for CAT in relation to COVID-19.

However IACAT recommends enquiring with clients if they wish to continue wearing facemasks and/or if they wish for the therapist to wear a face mask. Being aware of clients who may be have underlying illnesses or maybe living with a vulnerable person.

  • Mask wearing is a personal choice and is not mandated by governement guidelines as per citizens advice excerpt below
  • You are recommended to wear a face mask in some situations to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
  • It is no longer mandatory to wear a face mask on public transport, in taxis, shops, schools and other indoor public areas.
  • Staff in restaurants, pubs, hotels and other hospitality settings do not need to wear a face mask.
  • If you are wearing a face mask you may be asked to remove your face mask to verify your age or identity to staff.

IACAT recommends that any creative art therapists who are unvaccinated  - please check with their insurance companies to verify whether they are covered to practice face to face in an indoor space.

Therapists Working Online Please Note:

It is recommended that if members wish to continue to offer online therapy after the crisis has passed

80 hours is the minimum standard of training required. (ACTO).

Please see further information on IACAT website under dropdown menu COVID-19 in dropdown "online therapy during covid -19" .

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