Important information for Registrants
We are writing to update you on the latest news on returning to work.
The Government announced in a press conference yesterday that from Monday 13 July close-contact services can reopen in England "subject to some restrictions on particularly high-risk services".
What does this mean for CNHC Registrants practising 'hands-on therapies' in England?
You may return to work on Monday 13 July subject to the exception below, and provided that you:
- Do not treat high risk zones. This is defined in UK Government guidance as "the area in front of the face where splashes and droplets from the nose and mouth may be present, which can pose a hazard".
- Have full infection control measures in place.
- Have confirmation that you are covered by your Professional Indemnity Insurance.
The UK Government guidance for close contact services can be found here.
Exception: If your practice is based in an area subject to local lockdown restrictions you cannot return to work yet.
We are updating CNHC guidance on preparing to return to work in line with the Government's guidance and will send you further information, as well as providing an update for Registrants in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales shortly.
If you have any questions or queries, please don't hesitate to contact us at email@example.com
COVID 19 UPDATE 24 JUNE 2020
Please Click Here for the Facebook live notes from 28th May.
Please click here for a PDF of a student health questionnaire
Please click here for a Word Document of a student health questionnaire
MESSAGE TO ALL DCTS
Just to let you know that we have been working hard to find out what is possible for our Teacher Training courses and will be sending you all some information next week.
Meantime if there are any urgent questions you are welcome to contact Wendy Haring (BWYT Chair) on firstname.lastname@example.org or Sarah Beck (BWYT TTO) on mail to: email@example.com
MESSAGE FROM THE BWY
We send out our warmest wishes to you, our members, and hope that you can take comfort in the gifts of yoga during these troubled times, bringing some light into the darkness.
In case of any doubt: face to face teaching, which we did not advise prior to the government’s announcement yesterday, is categorically no longer covered by insurance.
Stay safe, be well and keep close to your practice.
Come to our Facebook live today if you have questions.
Information from Webinar with YSS.
Please find below the video recording and resources.
YSS have confirmed that for Friday we have a capacity of 1,000 who will be able to view. You can also see via FB Live tomorrow by going to the YSS FB page.
BWY Refund Policy For Booked Events 24th March 2020
If you are booked on a BWY event, the tutors/representatives will try and re-arrange this for a later date.
If you would rather receive a refund, please contact the tutors/representatives directly. Please do not go to Central Office.
Refund Information For Tutors/Representatives
For those attendees requesting a refund for an event please send a single email to firstname.lastname@example.org with all the names and BWY membership numbers. This replaces the current process during this time.
CPD in times of Corona Virus: a message from NISTO/ your CPD officer Wendy Teasdill
As you will have realised, all IST/ CPD days have been postponed due to the current situation with Covid 19 containment. This coincides with the fact that we are about to change over to the new CPD system, which was due to take place after Congress. Now of course Congress has been cancelled but work on the transition continues. This should not affect your ways of accruing points/ hours.
If you are worried about how you can gain your CPD points/ hours, don’t be. If you are upskilling to deliver your classes online, for example, you can claim for the process. If you are watching the online webinars from the BWY you can claim two points/ hours for the two hours, and anything up to five points/ hours for the time it takes you to learn how to set it up.
Remember that IST/ CPD days are not the only ways of achieving points/ hours. Maybe you have time to increase your Svadhyaya – self-study. It could be as simple as taking your copy of the Bhagavad Gita off the shelf and reading it through with attention to how you might integrate the teachings into your practice and classes. Maybe you could study that wonderful yoga book you bought three years ago and have not yet had time to peruse. Remember – it is not enough to just read these things – but as long as you go through the process of making it your own ie. say how you can adapt what you learn to your practice and teaching – it will be valid.
The internet of course is awash with excellent resources. The BWY already has a comprehensive menu of online learning courses – look at:
- and we we will doubtless be offering more as the situation continues.
Yogic Studies – a Harvard-based platform - are offering a week’ of free unlimited access to yoga teachers to access their courses (which are highly recommended) after which you have the option to discontinue your trial membership, or begin to pay our $75 per month membership fee.:
You may embark upon your own self-directed course of Pranayama or meditation – in which case, keep a journal and, again – be prepared to identify at some point how you can take this into your teaching.
We have to adapt to survive. Enjoy.
We have an important, but disappointing announcement to make to all those attending the BWY Congress Event at Warwick University on the 4-5th April 2020.
Our ultimate priority is the well-being of everyone attending this event. Given the current situation with COVID-19, it is with great regret that the BWY have taken the decision to cancel this year’s event.
Please accept our sincere apologies for any disappointment caused and we will be focusing our efforts on making Congress 2021 the best yet!
All exhibitors and ticket holders will be issued a full refund and we anticipate this being completed by the end of March.
We are looking at options to fulfil our obligations with regards to the AGM and will update members at the earliest opportunity.
We appreciate that this will likely raise questions and we appreciate your patience as we work through the situation.
Thank you for your understanding.