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COVID-19 Resources

The ANBMT is committed to keeping you informed with the latest updates and resources on COVID-19 and massage therapy.

The COVID-19 situation is fluid and ever-changing on a daily basis. The ANBMT endeavours to keep members up-to-date and help everyone manage throughout the duration of the pandemic. On this page you will find information regarding practice guidelines, directives, recommendations, PPE suppliers, resources, general information, and more...

Return to Practice Information

This section contains information related to practice guidelines from the profession regulator in New Brunswick (College of Massage Therapists of New Brunswick–CMTNB), insurance information, PPE suppliers and information specific to returning to practice such as posters, notices, etc. *It is important to check back regularly as practice information may change

LMI Guidelines and Insurance Info

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Professional Liability Insurance

NB COVID-19 Operational Plan Guide

Informed Consent and Treating Clients during COVID-19

ANBMT COVID-19 Newsletters/Updates

Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19 (World Health Organization)

Non-medical masks and face coverings: About (Government of Canada)

Vulnerable populations and COVID-19

Canada COVID-19 App and Self-Assessment Tool (Canada COVID-19 App and Daily Symptom Tracker).
The app will support you to track your symptoms, receive the latest updates, and access trusted resources. If you do not want to download the app, you can access the web version. Please note that this is best viewed on a mobile device.


College of Massage Therapists of New Brunswick (CMTNB) Regulatory Announcements

CMTNB's A Return to Practice Framework

CMTNB Updates



WorkSafeNB–Embracing the New Normal As We Safely Return to Work

Workplace health and safety, and the coronavirus

WorkSafeNB COVID-19 Resources

The process to file a right to refuse unsafe work



About your benefits


COVID-19 Operational Plan for Workplaces – template (PDF format)–WorkSafeNB

Worker's Compensation, EI Sickness Benefits, Disability and Critical Illness

Contaminated Workplace (Protocol)

Frequently Asked Questions

Workers' compensation

Workers’ compensation is available for a work-related injury or illness and is not provided for workers who withdraw from work for preventive reasons.

Claims submitted for a COVID-19 virus infection contracted through a work-related exposure are adjudicated on a case-by-case basis. For a claim to be accepted, evidence must show that the infection arose out of and in the course of employment and the risk of contracting the disease through the employment is greater than the risk associated with contracting it through day-to-day living. Learn more about the application of benefits or how to complete a Form 67.

See also: Policy 21-109 Conditions for Entitlement – Infectious Diseases

Cleaning and disinfecting during COVID-19

What you should know (Government of Canada)

Hard-surface disinfectants and hand sanitizers (COVID-19) (Government of Canada)

Cleaning and Disinfection for Community Facilities(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Prevention and awareness posters (Wood Wyant/Sani Marc)

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PPE Suppliers

***Please be aware that the ANBMT does not endorse any PPE suppliers listed.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE ) Suppliers


NB Awareness Resources

NB–Other Resources

WorkSafeNB–Screening for COVID-19


Government of Canada Resources


Government of New Brunswick and Canada /Gouvernement du Nouveau-Brunswick (Provincial & Federal)

NB’s recovery plan

Public Health phases and triggers

Public Health NB (Office of the Chief Medical Office of Health

New Brunswick Provincial Pandemic Coordination Plan

COVID-19 Guidance for Businesses (NB)

Government of NB–News and Updates

NB–Stay Safe, Stay Informed

Guidance Documents–Government of Canada

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): For health professionals–Government of Canada

Public Health Agency of Canada

Information for international and interprovincial travellers (NB)

Travel restrictions, exemptions and advice (Government of Canada)


Financial Resources / Ressources financières

EI sickness benefits: What these benefits offer

Government of Canada- Find financial help during COVID-19

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

-Support for individuals

-Support for businesses

Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA)

COVID-19 Small Business Help Centre (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)

CBC- Financial help for Canadians affected by COVID-19



We are open for business! Although our Service Canada Centres are closed to the public due to COVID-19, you can still get the Service Canada benefits and services you need online or by telephone.

Does someone in your community need help with Employment Insurance (EI), Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Old Age Security (OAS), and more? Are you or one of your community members a person with a disability or need extra support to get Service Canada benefits and services? Try our online service! Complete an e-Services form and a Service Canada employee will call you back within two business days.

Support for individuals

Visit the support for individuals page on Canada.ca for a complete list of benefits and services. Here are a few direct links that may be of interest:

Support for businesses

Employers can visit support for businesses page on Canada.ca  for a complete list of benefits and services available to them, but here are a few direct links of interest:

General Pandemic Information/Informations générales sur les pandémies

This section provides links to trusted sources on the pandemic.

World Health Organization
Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (US)
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

Articles Related to COVID-19 & Massage Therapy

Financial help for Canadians affected by COVID-19 (Find the benefits relevant to you)

The Unusual Symptoms of COVID-19

Masks: Everything you need to know but might be too afraid to ask

Here's what needs to happen before we can all get vaccinated for COVID-19

2009 H1N1 Pandemic Timeline

Canada’s ‘inevitable’ second wave of COVID 19 cases

Massage therapists divided on return-to-work rules

Use of masks during COVID-19 not always the answer, says epidemiologist

Washing your hands is better than disposable gloves for preventing COVID-19 spread, Public Health says

Canada is slowly reopening — and new research reveals where you're most at risk of COVID-19

Air filtration and COVID-19: Indoor air quality expert explains how to keep you and your building safe

A look at how provinces plan to emerge from COVID 19 shutdown

In these dark times of a pandemic, look to history for hope

Massage Therapists Must Shut Down Immediately [Opinion]

'Social distancing' is out, WHO now says practice 'physical distancing'

Coronavirus Disease 2019 vs. the Flu

6 tips to respond to employee anxiety about COVID-19

Self-Care Information

Wellness Together Canada: Mental Health and Substance Use Support

Canadian Mental Health Association

Canadian Mental Health NB

Stretching Into Self-Care

Self-Care for Massage Clients: Staying relaxed and comfortable between appointments

Physical, Not Social Distancing: Staying Connected In The Coronavirus Age

I’m feeling stressed due to the pandemic

Pandemic pushing your anxiety buttons?

Caring for children in the COVID-19 crisis

6 tips to respond to employee anxiety about COVID-19

Coping with stress and anxiety
Coping strategies and personal assessment tools to help you manage your stress and anxiety in the face of uncertainty.

Quarantine and isolation
Mental health advice tailored to those experiencing a wide range of feelings due to the effects of isolation.

Mental Health

CCOHS- Free Mental Health: e-Course Package
CAMH- Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
WHO- Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak
The Conference Board of Canada- COVID-19Implications for Canada and the economic impact

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