Covid-19 Guidance

What Steps Should I Take?

The Covid-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented set of circumstances in which everyone must do their part to help mitigate the risk.

Sanchin Aikido UK would gratefully ask all study group members and visitors to follow some basic steps to contribute to a safer training environment while Covid-19 continues to remain a threat to public health.

  • Please do not attend any training session if you are unwell or suspect you may be unwell. We recommend using regular lateral flow tests to verify this.

  • Please do not attend any training session if you have an elevated body temperature (fever is typically 38C or above), new continuous cough, or experience a loss/change in your sense of taste and/or smell.

  • Please do not attend any training session if you have come into close contact with, or suspect you have come into close contact with, someone who has subsequently tested positive for Covid-19.

  • Please inform the study group if you are asked to self-isolate and have attended a training session within 14 days prior to the date the period of self-isolation begins.

  • Please bring your own hand sanitiser, water bottle, tissues, and mask. The use of a face mask is recommended, but not mandatory, during training.

  • Please sanitize your hands before and after training, if you have to leave the mat for any reason, and as appropriate at other times.

  • Please cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing. Ideally when sneezing use a disposable tissue which can be discarded into a waste bin.

Above all, please use common sense.

None of the guidance recommended by Sanchin Aikido UK should negate any legal requirement or recommendation made by the Scottish Government. Please ensure that you review regularly, and follow, the latest ScotGov guidance at all times.

What Measures Will The Study Group Employ?

Sanchin Aikido UK are committed to taking all reasonable steps to reduce the risk of exposure to Covid-19.

These measures will include:

  • Use of an infrared (contactless) thermometer to measure the body temperature of all attendees upon arrival prior to entering the training space.

  • Compliance with all Scottish Government requirements in support of Test and Protect (or any other similar initiatives).

  • Following an enhanced cleaning schedule for the hall space and any shared equipment.

  • Limiting the size of classes as appropriate to the available hall space.

  • Ensuring, as far as possible, that training sessions are well-ventilated.

  • Issuing refunds for membership fees (up to and including the full amount for any given calendar month) should training be disrupted by Covid-19 or self-isolation.

The study group would gratefully ask all members and visitors to cooperate with the listed measures and any other reasonable direction(s) provided by instructors designed to help reduce the risk of exposure to Covid-19.