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
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
WorkSafeNB–Embracing the New Normal As We Safely Return to Work
(GUIDELINES FOR NEW BRUNSWICK WORKPLACES RE-OPENING IN A COVID-19 ENVIRONMENT)
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 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.
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)
***Please be aware that the ANBMT does not endorse any PPE suppliers listed.
Government of New Brunswick and Canada /Gouvernement du Nouveau-Brunswick (Provincial & Federal)
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:
- Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
- Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and the Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefit
- Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB)
- Employment Insurance (EI)
- Find financial help during COVID-19
- Old Age Security (OAS) and Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)
- Social Insurance Number
- Urgent Passport Services
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:
- Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ)
- Employer Contact Centre
- Record of Employment on the Web (ROE Web)
- Supplemental Unemployment Insurance Benefit (SUB)
- Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFW)
- Work sharing
General Pandemic Information/Informations générales sur les pandémies
This section provides links to trusted sources on the pandemic.
Articles Related to COVID-19 & Massage Therapy
Financial help for Canadians affected by COVID-19 (Find the benefits relevant to you)
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.
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