As we move towards Step Three of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown, we are now in a position to advise on the latest return to training guidance that will apply from the 17th May.
There are currently no restrictions on Under 18 training, and full range of activities for karate practice can take place. The significant change is that there will be no restriction on class size, other than the normal risk of instructor to student ratios. The rule of 15 maximum per class, as set out by the DFE, no longer applies.
These can now resume indoors, but social distancing protocols must be enforced as per our Return to Training Guidelines. Pad work is allowed (as per EKF guidance) but contact training in any form is not allowed. Training is allowed bare foot for adults.
Adult spectators are allowed, but they must remain seated. and wear a mask at all times. Social distancing rules must be vigorously enforced as per the social distancing laws that apply to the wider society. Students must wear a mask/face covering at all times when indoors other than at the point of training.
Socialising and communing within the dojo, and facility is to be discouraged at this time.