As the Government eases lock-down and we start to see our lives return to some semblance of normality, we are working on ensuring our club is safe for our students to return to training with us.

We have put in place the measures we will need to ensure government guidelines are followed such as suitable spacing between our students.

We have put together a risk assessment and put a Covid-19 policy in place (a copy has been emailed to all registered students) and we are now back training at the village hall at our normal time of 7pm.

We will not be able to provide drinks during training so please ensure water is brought along if needed, and in a named bottle. Bottles left behind after training will be thrown away.

Until contact sports are allowed again, and until we feel comfortable re-starting it, Kumite (sparring) with partners will not take place at close quarters. The exception here is if students are from the same household.

We request that parents / guardians / carers engage with the NHS track and trace.

The decision to wear a face mask will be left to each person – if it makes you feel more comfortable in returning then please feel free to wear one.

We will have hand gel available and it must be used on entry and exit from the hall, however as no surfaces will be touched and we will be keeping at least 1 meter (and for the most part 2 meters) from students with no physical contact, this shouldn’t be an issue. Please ensure hands are washed prior to training and then again when you get home.

We are now able to take card payments, as well as keeping the option to pay via the PayPal link on our website. However we will still be taking cash payments if that is your preferred method of payment. When 6 lessons are paid for in advance the bonus lesson will still be available regardless of the payment method. Any payments you had previously paid for will still be available, as usual if you are unsure what payments are left please ask.

When we are in the hall a maximum of 30 people will be allowed in at any one time. Given the size of the club this will, for the time being, mean that no parents / carers will be able to stay to watch the lessons. If you have any concerns about this please speak to Miss Beecroft or Mrs Weir.

Your support and understanding is appreciated at this time and as we have any further updates we will of course let you know. We are fully confident that we can get our club back up and running without much change to the way we work.

We’d like to thank all our students and their families for their understanding and continued support in these different times.