Local Lockdowns and Martial Arts schools – what are the new rules?

We have built up good momentum over the last few months with students coming back to class and new students joining. Martial Arts schools have worked hard to become covid compliant and to follow the rules and guidelines set forth by the government.

With the rules becoming more and more regionalised and confusing it can be hard to know where you stand.

We have broken down the rules below so you can continue to be compliant. 

Check what tier you fall into with the gov.uk list of towns or postcode checker.

This is not comprehensive guidance, we have only included the rules related to Martial Arts businesses. Please check gov.uk on NHS resources for more information. 

How many people can Train Outdoors?

Basic Restrictions: 
No limit for under 18s.
No limit over 18s and with Covid Secure Measures applied

Additional Local Restrictions
T1
Can continue without limit for under 18s , and for over 18s as long as Covid Secure Measures are in place

T2 Can continue without limit for under 18s, and for over 18s as long as Covid Secure Measures are in place

T3 Can continue without limit for under 18s, and for over 18s as long as Covid Secure Measures are in place

Info coming soon

Martial Arts schools are currently closed as part of the lockdown. 

Martial Arts schools are currently closed as part of the lockdown. 

How many people can Train Indoors?

Covid Secure Measure inc: Regular Cleaning, space between classes, hygiene

CHECK LOCAL RESTRICTIONS

Basic Restrictions: 

One person per 100 sq ft for under 18s as long as there are Covid secure measures in place.
One person per 100 sq ft for over 18s as long as there are Covid Secure Measures in place.

Additional Local Restrictions:

T1 One person per 100 sq ft for under 18s and over 18s as long as there are Covid Secure Measures in place.

T2 One person per 100 sq ft for under 18s and over 18s as long as there are Covid Secure Measures in place.

T3 Under 18 ONLY and must have Covid Secure Measures in place. * Gyms and Leisure Centres may have to close*

Info coming soon

Martial Arts schools are currently closed as part of the lockdown. 

Martial Arts schools are currently closed as part of the lockdown. 

At what Distance Can Students Train Outdoors?

Mitigations inc: No contact, no face to face training

Basic Restrictions: 

2 meters best practise but 1 metre plus mitigations if 2 cannot be achieved.

Info coming soon

Martial Arts schools are currently closed as part of the lockdown. 

Martial Arts schools are currently closed as part of the lockdown. 

At what Distance Can Students Train Indoors?

Covid Secure Measures inc: no face to face mat work, no contact, ventilation, cleaning, hygene, spectator rule of 6, risk assessments

Basic Restrictions:

1 person for every 100 sq ft with Covid Secure Measures in place.

Info coming soon

Martial Arts schools are currently closed as part of the lockdown. 

Martial Arts schools are currently closed as part of the lockdown. 

Are Masks Required for Outdoor Training?

Basic Restrictions:

No masks required – training and exercise are exempt. Instructors should wear a face shield as best practise if facing the class. Spectator should be asked to wear masks.

Info coming soon

Martial Arts schools are currently closed as part of the lockdown. 

Martial Arts schools are currently closed as part of the lockdown. 

Are Masks required for Indoor Training?

Basic Restrictions:

No masks required for training students.
Masks for entry and exit of lesson only. Face shield for Instructors. Spectators should be asked to wear masks.

Info coming soon

Martial Arts schools are currently closed as part of the lockdown. 

Martial Arts schools are currently closed as part of the lockdown. 

Is Contact Training Permitted?

NO CONTACT AT ALL EVER
Outdoor and indoor training same applies – no contact including pads and weapons

NO CONTACT AT ALL EVER
Outdoor and indoor training same applies – no contact including pads and weapons

Martial Arts schools are currently closed as part of the lockdown. 

Martial Arts schools are currently closed as part of the lockdown. 

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