Reiki in the age of the Pandemic

Resumption of In Person Reiki Treatments

While in  person Reiki Treatments and Reiki classes have  resumed 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,

in Regional VICTORIA stage 2 restrictions are currently in place. Scroll down to check link to Roadmap.

In Metropolitan Melbourne stage 4 restrictions have been reintroduced. For the latest information you are advised to go to the official Victoria Government website. Scroll down to view link to Roadmap. 

Click on relevant link below for more information 

Second Step easing of restrictions and evening curfew are in place in Metro Melbourne 

Reiki Treatments and Classes are not permitted at this time.

Third Step easing of  restrictions in place in Regional Victoria 

Reiki Treatments and Classes are now permitted at this time.

Updates on Easing of Restrictions in other States and Territories 

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.

Other Government Links

Role of the Reiki Professional

Opportunities for Reiki Practitioners in the age of the Pandemic. 

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.


Update on Easing of Restrictions in Australia


Roadmap for Metro Victoria - Reiki Treatments Not permitted.

Roadmap for Regional Victoria Reiki Treatments permitted, where a face covering can be worn for the duration of service

View VICTORIA Roadmap to Recovery here  



WESTERN AUSTRALIA; Reiki treatments permitted.


NEW SOUTH WALES Reiki treatments permitted.


QUEENSLAND; Reiki treatments permitted.

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

Stage 2 on 1st June - includes Reiki treatments


TASMANIA; Reiki treatments permitted.


NORTHERN TERRITORY; Reiki treatments permitted.

ACT; Reiki treatments permitted.


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.

Currently, in person Reiki treatments have resumed in States and Territories excluding VICTORIA,on the condition that all Covid Safe checklists and Hygiene controls are adhered to.

Level 11 Reiki Practitioners can also provide Distant Healing treatments if preferred and a number of clients are choosing to receive the healing power of Reiki via Distant Reiki Treatments.

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

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.

For recent health alerts:

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