As we come out of lockdown, the health and safety of all teachers and students is of paramount importance. We have been unable to practice Aikido for over a year, so all Aikidoka will be rusty, to say the least. While we have restrictions preventing us from normal practice, we must ensure that everybody follows the guidance and the rules below. We also need to restarting exercise with caution and avoid strains or pulled muscles!
Our Association and its clubs are following the guidance in the British Aikido Board's "Aikido COVID Action Plan- Returning to the Dojo", which has been approved by Sport England. As a National Governing Body, all BAB associations and clubs are treated as being "Organised Sports" and our coaches are recognised by the BAB. This allows us to practice indoors as long as we adhere to the restrictions still in place - so non-contact Aikido only!
COVID Dojo Rules
Please note that from 19 July, our clubs will be able to practice in doors with full contact Aikido but we will still need to implement sensible precautions.
All students must adhere to the following rules:
You must fill your details in the class register before practicing
Do not attend if you have any flu-like symptoms
Do not attend if you have a positive COVID test result
Always santise your hands before and after practice
Always wipe weapons before and after use with antiseptic wipes
Please register with the NHS Track and Trace app by using the venue QR code
Limit techniques to try to keep a safe distance from others