Club Assistance Pack Update (Edition 21)

We are now publishing version 21 of our Covid-19 Club Assistance Pack which you can download below:

v21_Club_Assist_Pack-17.12.20

This is packed full of tips regarding potential support from government sources.

Keep safe, keep strong and do what you can!

Updates to the Club Assistance Pack

  • RETURN TO COACHING GUIDANCE – INDOORS AND OUTDOORS

ENGLAND

IN SUMMARY FOR NOW:

INDOORS

CLUBS IN TIER 3 AREAS

  • Classes for those aged 17 or younger before 31st august 2020 are permitted to go ahead, provided everyone from a different household stays 2 metres apart at all times (this includes people with disabilities)
  • Adults (aged 18 or older on 31st august 2020) are not permitted to take part in indoor classes (this includes people with disabilities)
  • Equipment use is permitted for static, stand-alone kick-targets or hanging bags only, which must be cleaned thoroughly between each use by different participants, this also includes cleaning the floor area around the target
  • Indoor activity is only permitted on a one to one basis or for individuals from the same household up to a maximum of one household plus the coach – this does not permit other coaches teaching other households at the same time in the same room/hall

This is in England only! 

 

SCOTLAND

 

NORTHERN IRELAND

From 11th December, the Northern Ireland Government changed their restrictions to allow the following:

In summary

  • Indoor non-contact Taekwondo classes are permitted to take place for up to 15 people with social distancing maintained throughout, provided the activity does not cause the participants to get out of breath
  • Outdoor non-contact Taekwondo classes are permitted to take place for groups of up to 15 people with social distancing maintained throughout
  • One-to-one personal training/coaching sessions permitted to take place indoors with social distancing maintained throughout

Please note: BT Return to Training Guidance document is to be followed at all times and coaches must keep accurate registers of everyone that attends classes, including the dates and the times they attended.

From Northern Ireland Government website:

Sports

Elite training and competition can continue, both indoors and outdoors.

The definition of an elite athlete is set out in the regulations

Outdoor exercise is permitted in groups of up to a maximum of 15.

Outdoor sports events and gatherings are permitted subject to a risk assessment if more than 15 are attending and measures are in place to limit risk of virus transmission, with an upper limit of 500 on participants. An upper limit of 500 spectators is permitted regardless of venue capacity.

As COVID-19 is spread by respiratory droplets, group indoor sports/ exercise activities that have high levels of exertion (that is those which cause participants to get out of breath) are not permitted at this time.

Gyms, swimming and diving pools can open for individual training and training with a personal trainer/ coach.

Indoor sport and exercise is limited to elite athletes, individual activity (including with a coach/ trainer, or carer), and non-contact activities of up to 15 people that do not cause an individual to get out of breath. Contact details must be taken.

Physical education delivered by or for schools, pre-schools and other education providers is permitted to continue, however inter-school sporting events are not permitted.

Please check the latest Northern Irish Government guidance for rules on face coverings and general social distancing via the following link: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/campaigns/coronavirus-covid-19

This is in Northern Ireland only! 

 

WALES

The Welsh Government’s ‘Firebreak’ lockdown ended on Monday 9th November, which now permits indoor and outdoor activity including organised exercise classes.

In Summary

  • Indoor Taekwondo classes for up to 15 people (aged 18 or older) NOT including the coach can now take place with social distancing
  • Outdoor classes for up to 30 people (aged 18 or older) NOT including the coach can now take place with social distancing
  • There are no group-size limits on those aged 17 or younger

This means that BT club sessions in Wales can now take place for groups of up to 15 people aged 18 or older (not including the coach) indoors and 30 people aged 18 or older (not including the coach) outdoors, provided everyone from a different household maintains a 2 metres distance at all times.

Those aged 17 years and younger are permitted to take part in classes in larger numbers, provided the coach has carried out a risk assessment of the venue/area, the activity and stays 2 metres away from all those in the class at all times.

Please note: British Taekwondo advises coaches to consider keeping groups of those aged 17 or younger training together to a maximum of 6 people. This is to reduce the risk of transmission of the virus and may prevent the whole class form having to isolate if someone tests positive for COVID-19.