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COVID UPDATE FROM DCMS AND SPORT ENGLAND RE: COMBAT SPORTS

Updated: Apr 3



Dear Members,


We want to bring all our members up to date with the latest 'return to training' guidance and rules. The new Governing body of which we are a founder member have agreed a return to training protocol with DCMS and Sport England for combat sports.



STEP ONE : from March 29th outdoor training may resume for all ages and all groups. There are no limits on participation numbers providing the training is officially organised and part of the NGB guidance.

Under 18's can return to normal training which includes CONTACT training. That means partner work is permissible.


Adults must maintain socially distanced training. . However, pad work is allowed (subject to pad cleaning protocols). It is "advised" that the person holding the pads wears mask/face covering. Please bring your own pads to training outside.


STEP TWO : (no earlier than 12th April)


Under 18s to return to indoor training. Contact training and partner work is allowed. However, class size should be limited to 15 people. Entry and exit protocols to be in place, including hand gel sanitiser being available and used pre and post training.


Adults: Can return to indoor training and may train in the same room at the same time as an under 18 group providing that social distance is maintained and it is not the same instructor running both sessions. Entry and exit protocol will be as above.


PRE-BOOKING IS STILL REQUIRED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:


With regards to socialising before and after sessions, these are determined by the prevailing government advice which all members are obliged to follow.


David Wilson

Chief Instructor


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