Dojo Covid-19 Risk Assessment

Dear Students and Parents,

Further to the communication at class, we are planning to return to the dojo during September. In addition to classes in the village hall we will continue to offer classes both outdoors and online. I will circulate our weekly class schedule for September shortly.

I am writing to inform you that Seido Karate Bucks is taking the current situation with Covid-19 very seriously. Seido Bucks and its instructors will do everything we can to ensure that we comply with Government Guidelines, Seido UK and NAKMAS policy. Our aim is to reduce the risk of Covid-19 as much as is possible for all of our students, instructors and parents.

We have conducted extensive risk assessment’s in our plans to return to our respective dojo’s. The risk assessment document is available to all students and parents by request. A copy of our risk assessment has been sent to Seido UK and NAKMAS and we have received a certificate of Covid-19 compliance which is attached. This hopefully provides you with some assurance of our plans and intentions.

We have summarised below, some of the key changes you should expect when we return to the dojo, naturally as this is a fluid situation, we will continue to monitor, adjust and risk assess over the coming months.

Please note these dojo guidelines are in addition to the stated Government Guidelines which should be followed at all times e.g If you have any symptoms of Covid-19 you should not attend class.

New Covid-19 Dojo Guidelines Overview

  1. Please avoid using the toilets.
  2. All doors handles and floors will be sanitised prior to and after class.
  3. A strict pre-attendance register will be used prior to every class, if your name is not on the list, you will not be able to train during that session.
  4. Before class all students must stay outside the dojo at least 2 meters apart and will be called into the dojo one by one.
  5. Your temperature will be taken and recorded using an infrared thermometer. If your temperature is above 37.3 degrees C as recorded on the dojo infrared thermometer you will be refused entry to the dojo. Please note that if it is observed by the Instructor that you have not remained socially distant during the arrival process and a high temperature is recorded the whole class may be cancelled.
  6. After class your attendance will recorded on the Seido UK Coacha system. The Coacha system has a track and trace facility that will be used in the event of a Covid-19 outbreak. *IMPORTANT*  – Please ensure all details on Coacha are correct and updated, please talk to your local instructor if you need assistance.
  7. During class each student will train in a designated 2 meter area. Students will not clean the floor before and after class. There will be no push ups and no sit ups or floor work. There will be no contact between instructors and students or students and students. We will reduce the velocity of the kiai’s. Students may wear a mask if they wish.
  8. We will have a maximum capacity in each of our dojo’s,  and it may be necessary to alternate training weeks so that all students get an opportunity to train. Please ensure that if you cannot attend, you let us know with as much notice as possible, so that we can offer your training place to another student.
  9. Parents may stay and watch their child during training; however they must also adhere to strict 2 meter social distancing. In the event that the hall capacity reaches its maximum, we may ask parents to wait outside. Parents must also be on the pre-attendance list prior to the training session. Parents temperature will be taken and recorded as per the student arrival policy. Strictly no visitors will be allowed.
  10. There will be a strict one by one departure process, ensuring 2 meter social distance at all times.

We are confident that with these new measures we can continue to enjoy our training sessions as we did before Covid-19. However in order to stay as safe as possible everyone needs to play their part. Please ensure that you follow the dojo guidelines and take this matter seriously.

We are keen to hear from any Students or parents who may have further ideas or observation which can enhance our planned process, if at any time you have any input or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards,

Kyoshi Stuart

07918 761428

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