Towards safer sessions post lock-down

Updated: Nov 25, 2020

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Please note that due to COVID-19 safety, Nordic Cuddle is closed for sessions indefinitely. Therefore all bookings have been suspended.

New re-opening date announced by the government

Following the government’s press release on the 9th July, physical therapy businesses are able to re-open safely from Monday 13th July. This is when Nordic Cuddle will allow bookings to take place from.We’ve included below some advice about the steps we’re asking practitioners and clients to take when we’re allowed to re-open.

For more detailed information about these steps, please see our COVID-19 Policy.

Steps our practitioners are taking

Safety training

Our practitioners are required to complete an external course about the coronavirus and the safety measures they should take, including hand-washing, wearing face masks etc. They will be adhering to these measures when delivering sessions going forward.


Our practitioners have been asked to let us know if they (or anyone in their household) is displaying symptoms and they won’t be practising for the duration of their isolation.

Returning from an area with high COVID-19 cases

If a practitioner returns from an area with a high number of COVID-19 cases

(based on government information), they’re asked to avoid delivering sessions

for 14 days after their return, and only to begin delivering sessions when they

are fully asymptomatic.

Additional consultation questions

Practitioners are recommended to incorporate new questions into the initial

vetting procedure in regards to COVID-19.

Steps we’re asking our clients to take


You’ll need to wear a face mask or face covering and/or face visor for the

duration of the session (from before you enter until after you leave the studio).

Please also follow government guidelines about wearing face masks in public transport, which you can find here. To find out how to make masks and face coverings, please visit the Government website here.

Hand washing

Please wash your hands thoroughly before the session begins, and after it finishes.


Please bring your own water bottle to the session, to minimise handling of refreshments.


Don’t book a session if you, or anyone in your household is self-isolating with symptoms. As a reminder, if you live alone, this means avoiding sessions for at least seven days after symptoms occur, and at least ten days if you live with others.

Returning from an area with high COVID-19 cases

If you’ve recently returned from areas with a high number of COVID-19 cases

(based on government data), you’re asked to avoid booking sessions for 14 days

after your return, and only to begin booking sessions when you are fully


Notify Nordic Cuddle if you test positive for coronavirus

Please notify Nordic Cuddle if you test positive for coronavirus and if you’ve

recently had a cuddle session, so that we can inform Public Health officials.

Rescheduling and questions

If you need to reschedule, or if you have any questions, please email your practitioner directly and they’ll be pleased to assist.

Hugging tips

Dr Linsey Marr, an aerosol scientist from Virginia Tech and other experts provided some guidance for how to hug during a pandemic in an article for the New York Times, which is worth a read.

We appreciate your support in these difficult times

Nordic Cuddle appreciates your help adhering to these measures to keep both you and our practitioners safe. Our practitioners look forward to delivering sessions for our clients and bringing touch back after an extended period of absence.

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