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Her Majesty The Queen – A message from BSY

We’re deeply saddened at the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. She was an inspiring and steadfast figure to us all and we are all deeply saddened by the loss. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the Royal Family, the country and beyond.

It was recently confirmed that the State Funeral of Her Majesty the Queen will take place at Westminster Abbey on Monday 19 September, and will be a national bank holiday. As a mark of respect, we will be closed on this day and will be unavailable to contact via phone. We’ll reopen as usual on Tuesday 20 September and all emails and queries will be responded to from this point.

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Latest Developments – Roadmap out of lockdown

We know that following the Government’s announcement on 22 February many people will be pleased to see the plans to gradually ease current restrictions – considering the data at each stage.

Practical Training at BSY remains postponed until further notice. We await a Government review, due by the end of the Easter holidays, which will take account of the latest data in England. Once this information is available we will have a clearer picture on when we can return to face-to-face training.

Close contact services are still to remain closed in England, including those who provide these services from a mobile setting including their own home, in other people’s homes and in retail environments. These services cannot reopen until 12 April at the earliest. We advise our practitioners to keep up to date with the latest information for England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales here; (England) (Wales) (Scotland) (Northern Ireland)

We are still operating as close to normal as we can within Government guidelines – many of our staff are continuing to work from home. We are aiming, as always, to provide a normal service for all our students, whilst ensuring the safety of our staff and all those involved.

We receive postal assignments daily, but please remember you can also submit your assignments by email to, this will be marked and returned to you as soon as possible.

We wish you and your loved ones all the best.


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Lockdown restrictions – information for practitioners

Firstly we would like to send our very best to you and you loved ones at this time.

A new lockdown came into force in England on 6th January, which sadly comes with separate implications for us all.

This means close contact services are required to close.

Here is some important information that practitioners may find useful.

Close contact services include beauty and makeup, spas and wellness businesses, sports and massage therapy, well-being and holistic locations.

Those who provide close contact services from a mobile setting including their own home, in other people’s homes and in retail environments (such as a concession in a larger, separate business) must also stop operating.

All of Wales is currently also in lockdown (alert level 4), meaning close contact services here must also not operate. However, this does not include treatments or services providing medical treatments for illness or injury, and therapists who are working alongside or in conjunction with a statutory regulated health professional.

Mainland Scotland is also in a temporary lockdown with new guidance to stay at home except for essential purposes. Premises which provide a close contact service and mobile close contact services must close except where they are ancillary to medical, health, or social care services.

Additional restrictions are in place in Northern Ireland, requiring people to stay at home. Close contact services are not permitted to operate, with exceptions including sport massage therapy and services ancillary to medical, health and social care services.

Healthcare and medical services are able to continue and it is our understanding this includes podiatry and chiropody.

Unfortunately it is not entirely clear whether practitioners of Foot Care would also be exempt from restrictions, so we would strongly advise our graduates to contact their insurers to check if they are able to practise under the current restrictions and if so, ensure they are covered to do so.

Any practitioners who are exempt from restrictions and able to practise must follow all safety precautions including PPE where applicable and strictly adhere to all other relevant guidelines in place to reduce the risk of transmission of the virus.

As the COVID-19 virus is primarily spread through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, it is vitally important all precautions are taken when carrying out any essential close contact services.

You can stay up to date with the latest information at: (England) (Wales) (Scotland) (Northern Ireland)
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