Return To The Mats – Covid-19

As of Monday 19th July, all social distancing restrictions were lifted. Below, we outline what we expect to do in order to train safely in this new ‘Covid-19 world’.

We have followed the guidelines as outlined on the gov.uk website. – For the full article – click here

How to Participate Safely:

There are no restrictions on social distancing, which allows us to compete and train, however we decide. We recognise that Covid-19 isn’t disappearing anytime soon, so we will continue to put the health of our members first.

We ask respectively, if any members are showing signs or symptoms of Covid -19 to stay at home.

Symptoms include:

  • high temperature
  • loss of taste or smell
  • a new continuous cough.

Or if a member is living with someone who has a confirmed case of Covid -19, to take the 10 days to self-isolate and to not come to a training session or any other GBJ events. for full information on covid cases – please read the NHS guidelines by clicking here

At any training session or GBJ event, we will ask you to either

Provide a negative lateral flow test or evidence that you have had at least 1 covid-19 vaccination. This is to ensure that our members are not putting themselves at any unnecessary risk and to reduce transmission.

We encourage members to download the government’s track and trace App and check in to all venues where we hold an event. This is to try and control the spread of the virus.

Hygiene:

At any event that the GBJ holds, we will ensure that the venue has been wiped down/cleaned and treated accordingly.

We ask that members bring their own drinks and ask not to share cups/bottles/cutlery etc. Try and use highly distinguishable drink bottles to reduce the chances of accidental sharing.

We ask that members bring their own equipment and try not to share gloves/shin guards etc. If sharing gloves (for example) is necessary, please ensure that they are cleaned to the best of your ability.

Face coverings are not legal requirements – we ask that if you are in a crowded environment, to put one on. This is to reduce the chances of transmitting the covid-19 virus.

There will be anti-bacterial hand-sanitiser available at all of our events, please feel free to use it, as and when you need to. Ideally, before and after any competitive activities.

Events:

We will use the governments risk assessment for events Risk management template for event organisers – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) when planning events.

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