Reiki in the age of the Pandemic

Resumption of In Person Reiki Treatments

In person Reiki Treatments and Reiki classes can  resume in all States and Territories in Australia on condition the Government and Health department guidelines for a Covid Safe premises and Hygiene controls are adhered to.

The Australian Reiki Connections's referred insurance broker, Gallagher, has confirmed, providing these guidelines are adhered to, then Reiki Practitioners and Reiki Teachers are covered under their policy with them. If you are not insured through Gallagher you are advised to check with your own insurer.

Click on relevant link below for more information 

 NEW Localised restrictions are in place in Victoria

Reiki Treatments and Classes are not permitted at this time.

Small business planning tool - COVID-19   

Read the latest from Safe Work Australia

COVID Safe Checklist for your premises

These checklists will help  to identify how to keep you and your clients safe and limit the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace, when permitted to resume treating clients and teaching students.

Updates on Easing of Restrictions
Information on easing of Restrictions being introduced by each State and Territory.

Role of the Reiki Professional

Opportunities for Reiki Practitioners in the age of the Pandemic. 

Government Links

Physical distancing checklist - COVID-19

29 Apr 2020

This checklist will help employers to identify how they can implement physical distancing measures to keep their workers safe and limit the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.

Workplace Checklist - COVID-19

6 Apr 2020

This checklist will help employers to identify how they can keep their workers safe and limit the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.


Health, hygiene & facilities checklist - COVID-19

29 Apr 2020

This checklist will help employers to implement good hygiene measures so they can keep their workers safe and limit the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.

In line with advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer, the Victorian Government has announced that a number of postcodes will return to Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions from 11.59pm on Wednesday 1 July 2020. Currently the restrictions will last until 30th July when they will be reviewed.

This decision was made in response to increasing evidence of significant community transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) in these postcodes:

  • 3012 (Brooklyn, Kingsville, Maidstone, Tottenham, West Footscray)

  • 3021 (Albanvale, Kealba, Kings Park, St Albans)

  • 3032 (Ascot Vale, Highpoint City, Maribyrnong, Travancore)

  • 3038 (Keilor Downs, Keilor Lodge, Taylors Lakes, Watergardens)

  • 3042 (Airport West, Keilor Park, Niddrie, Niddrie North)

  • 3046 (Glenroy, Hadfield, Oak Park)

  • 3047 (Broadmeadows, Dallas, Jacana)

  • 3055 (Brunswick South, Brunswick West, Moonee Vale, Moreland West)

  • 3060 (Fawkner)

  • 3064 (Craigieburn, Donnybrook, Mickelham, Roxburgh Park, Kalkallo)

From 11.59pm on 5th July the following postcodes have been added to the Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions

  • 3031 (Flemington, Kensington)

  • 3051 (North Melbourne)


Update on Easing of Restrictions


Stage 2 in effect from 1st June - this phase includes Reiki treatments.


Phase 3 brought forward to 6th June - includes Reiki treatments.

Read WA COVID-19 Safe  condition



Stage 2 in effect from 1st June - includes Reiki treatments. specifics in link below



 Stage One on 15th May  

Stage 2 brought forward to 1st June - includes Reiki treatments.

Reiki Practitioners must also prepare and comply with a COVID SAFE checklist [1]

Stage 2 on 1st June - includes Reiki treatments


 Stage 2 brought forward to 5th June - includes Reiki treatments



Stage 3 on 5th June - includes Reiki Treatments

 Stage 2 on 1st June - includes Reiki treatments


The Role of the Reiki Professional

Distant Reiki

As people are struggling to find their emotional centre in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, many are scared, they are wondering how to care for their health and the well-being of their families, colleagues and communities. However, too often, stress, fear, anxiety and worry are taking over. These emotions can paralyse and distract from our focus, good habits and our sense of peace, purpose and wellbeing.

Under these trying circumstances many choose to receive Reiki healing treatments from their professional Reiki practitioner.

Thankfully, in person Reiki treatments have resumed on the condition that all Covid Safe checklists and Hygiene controls are adhered to

Thankfully, many clients are continuing to receive the healing power of Reiki via Distant Reiki Treatments.

It is important to be aware of the requirement of insurance cover for Distant Reiki treatments when dealing with clients

Level 11 Reiki Practitioners can also provide Distant Healing treatments if preferred.

Trying to explain or prove how this works can be difficult at the best of times. Recently on the TV program Medicine or Myth, acclaimed brain  surgeon Charlie Teo pointed out to his skeptical colleagues that he is a recipient of and a believer in Reiki, had discussed Distant Reiki with a Quantum Physicist friend,who convinced him that it is possible.

If you would like to know more about Distant Reiki or receive a Distant Reiki healing treatment, contact your Reiki practitioner or choose a professional Reiki practitioner in your area via the Directory of Practitioners on this website.All members on the referral directory carry the appropriate insurance cover required under the National Code of Conduct for Healthcare workers and adhere to the Covid Safe and Hygiene checklists, and follow the guidelines provided by the Australian Reiki Connection for pre-appointment

questionnaire and health status checklist.

In the current situation, Professional Reiki practitioners have an additional important role to play. In the first instance, individually and collectively, a need to take a calm Reiki response to the crisis as well as, of course, become aware of the responsibilities under the National Code of Conduct for Health Care Workers. You can find out more about the legally binding National Code of Conduct for Health Care Workers and on the ARC website:

ARC professional members also have a unique opportunity to offer solace to loved ones and friends overseas and elsewhere  through distant healing to help shift the energy surrounding the pandemic. While we do not claim that Reiki can cure, it can facilitate self healing,a sense of balance and reduce stress, anxiety and fear which are so prevalent at this time. It can promote a sense of wellbeing.

The current situation around COVID-19 is a very good reminder to remain vigilant about infection control and hygiene.

While we know Reiki helps boost our wellbeing, we should always be responsible in our professional and personal capacity. Observe social distancing rules,hands must be clean – wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, cancel or postpone face to face  treatments. Offer distant healing sessions.






Government Links

For the latest advice, information and resources, go to the Australia Government Department of Health website:

You can call the National Coronavirus Help Line on 1800 020 080. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450.

The phone number of your state or territory public health agency is available at

As always, if you have concerns about your health, speak to your health care provider.

Download FAQ sheet:

For the latest advice, information and resources from Safe Work Australia: