The Police Treatment Centres (PTC) have reassured patients that they are doing all they can to create a relaxing but safe environment having re-opened this week.

In line with the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown, the PTC opened their doors on Monday following months of closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The charity has confirmed that the wellbeing of their staff and patients remain a priority, so it has been doing all it can to create a safe atmosphere for residential attendees.

The Psychological Wellbeing Programme at the centres will be running at normal capacity, but reduced numbers will be treated through the Physiotherapy Programme.

Due to current restrictions, those staying at the centres will not be able to be joined by their families at the weekend and hospitality bed and breakfast weekends will not be taking place.

The re-opening of the centres coincides with the hand-over of the new Clinical Services Wing at Harrogate, a multi-million-pound project that will increase the number of bedrooms on site by 20. Work on the refurbishment has continued over lockdown and will also provide extra counselling rooms, new complementary therapy rooms and an increased clinical workshop space and meeting facilities.

The treatment centres are contacting all those who have had residential treatment cancelled due to the pandemic. However, if you believe you should have received a phone call and have not, then you are advised to contact the Admissions Team.

The centres support present and past employees of the police, as well as their loved ones, with treatment for psychological and physical injuries, conditions or illnesses.

Subscribing to the PTC costs £7.80 per pay month – email or if you want to sign up.