Coronavirus (COVID-19)

BCA Members: log in to the Member area to learn about support regarding  COVID-19 

The BCA encourages all members and the general public to follow advice and guidance given by the government and the NHS regarding coronavirus or COVID-19. Following this advice is the best way to keep up to date with the evolving situation.

Open letters regarding chiropractic clinics being excluded from Retail Discount and reimbursement of Telehealth Consultations

26th March 2020: Chiropractors are currently excluded from Business Rate Discounts, and reimbursement for Telephone/Online appointments which they are insured for and already deliver for both NHS and self-funding patients.

Read our open letters to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government and Private Medical Insurance companies (sent to all major PMI providers) which ask for key changes which will assist chiropractors in being able to provide the patient-centred care we pride ourselves on.

The BCA is proud to represent the needs of UK chiropractors and we recognise the impact that the current COVID-19 pandemic is having on our members.

Ceasing all face to face appointments

24th March 2020: Following our message yesterday, the Prime Minister has instructed the nation to stay at home in order to protect our NHS, ourselves and to save lives.
In light of this instruction, the BCA has advised members to cease all face to face appointments in order to be compatible with strong government advice on staying at home, minimising travel to specific places only and social distancing. 

Stopping all routine, non-urgent appointments

23rd March 2020: On Sunday 22nd March 2020, the Prime Minister stated in this daily press conference, You have to stay two metres apart; you have to follow the social distancing advice. And even if you think you are personally invulnerable, there are plenty of people you can infect and whose lives will then be put at risk.”

Due to the Government’s instruction that social distancing includes individuals staying two meters apart and the closure of many public facilities, the British Chiropractic Association has recommended that members stop all routine, non-urgent consultations with their patients.

Statement on claims made about the effect of chiropractic treatment on COVID-19

21st March 2020: The BCA has released a statement alongside all of the chiropractic associations in the UK and the Royal College of Chiropractors regarding false claims that chiropractic treatment may protect patients from Coronavirus (COVID-19). Read this joint statement which is in support of the statement made by the General Chiropractic Council.

 

 

The BCA recommends that everyone follow national guidance to stay up to date on the latest advice and information.

Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save lives. This is the advice from the government.

Stay at home

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
  • If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Do not meet others, even friends or family.

You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

Government information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The dedicated Gov.uk/coronavirus website contains information on:

  • What you need to do
  • How to protect yourself and others
  • Employment and financial support
  • School closures, education and childcare
  • Businesses and other organisations
  • Healthcare workers and carers
  • Travel
  • How coronavirus is affecting public services
  • How you can help
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the UK

 

NHS information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Visit the dedicated nhs.uk/Coronavirus page for:

  • Advice for everyone
  • Advice for people at high risk
  • Symptoms and what to do
  • Self-isolation if you or someone you live with has symptoms
  • More information

 

 

More information and resources are available for BCA members on our Coronoavirus information hub (please log in)