UPDATED 7th May 2021

British Taekwondo is continually monitoring the COVID-19 situation and aim to provide the most up to date guidance and resources for our members, to help keep everyone safe.

We are working in partnership with DCMS, Sport England and other Sports Governing Bodies to develop guidance and documentation that will help our members understand the situation for sport and to assist them with a gradual safe return to activity.

Below you will find all the latest advice and guidance documents by British Taekwondo on the current COVID-19 situation:

Please note that any return to training advice depends on the national or local lockdown situation at the time and crucially, legislation and guidance does differ in each Home Nation so its important to be aware of the rules for your area.

The documents and guidance below are based on rules for England and the DCMS approved framework for Taekwondo. Clubs in Scotland, Northern Ireland & Wales should check for additional information and any differences.

Please check the latest updates!

FRAMEWORK FOR TAEKWONDO

British Taekwondo, alongside other combat sports has worked with Sport England & DCMS colleagues to develop an approved return to play roadmap for grass roots clubs and their members.

The DCMS approved framework for Taekwondo sets out the phased approach British Taekwondo clubs should take, as Covid-19 mitigation measures are gradually eased by the Westminster government, and will aim to guide clubs from a complete lockdown and fully closed scenario, back towards a range of normal club and domestic event activity, whilst ensuring clubs have the additional and vital Covid-19 secure measures in place to operate safely

The overarching combat sports framework is broken down into 4 simple phases. This will permit Taekwondo clubs to open and operate with confidence, as government agencies relax rules for sporting & physical activity.

This phasing methodology recognises the diverse nature of Taekwondo as a Martial Art & combat Sport and identifies and mitigates risk of virus transmission, through a range of simple and practical measures recommended by public health bodies, including social distancing, use of PPE and population control within every phase.

To download the British Taekwondo Framework guide – British Taekwondo-Phase 0-3 framework updated May 2021

British Taekwondo-Phase 0-3 framework updated 7th May 2021

 

PHASES

As government lockdown rules gradually relax, and in line with any step by step approach governments take to ease the restrictions, different Phases of permitted activity in Taekwondo clubs will come into affect. In addition, these phases may be applied differently to certain groups, particularly adults, where the impacts of the virus are now proven to be more of a risk.

Please see the range of available documents below that set out the current position for clubs in England

DOWNLOADABLE DOCUMENTS

PHASE 0

Download Phase 0 – A Return to Training guidance for British Taekwondo Clubs 

This document contains the base line information you need to reopen a club in a Covid safe manner.

  • Read thoroughly to understand what you need to do
  • Complete the risk assessment template below
  • Complete and distribute the Implementation Plan to all your members and supporters

Phase 0 – Taekwondo Return to Training updated May 2021

Phase 0 – Master Risk Assessment template

Phase 0 – Master Implementation plan template

PHASE 1

Download Phase 1 –  The Use of Equipment

This document contains the additional information you need when the the use of handheld and wearable equipment is permitted

  • Read thoroughly to understand what you need to do
  • Complete the additional risk assessment template below and copy and paste the rows into your master risk assessment (Combining Phase 0 & Phase 1)
  • Complete the additional implementation plan template and copy and paste the rows into your master implementation plan before distributing to all your members and supporters again (New version)

Phase 1 – Taekwondo Return to Equipment use updated May 2021

Phase 1 – Risk Assessment additions template

Phase 1 – Implementation plan additions template

 

PHASE 2

Download Phase 2 –  Contact Permitted 

This document contains the additional information you need when certain levels of contact between people (children only) is permitted

  • Read thoroughly to understand what you need to do
  • Complete the additional risk assessment template below and copy and paste the rows into your master risk assessment (Combining Phase 0, Phase 1 & Phase 2)
  • Complete the additional implementation plan template and copy and paste the rows into your master implementation plan before distributing to all your members and supporters again (New version)

Phase 2 -Taekwondo Return to Contact Training updated May 2021

Phase 2 – Risk Assessment additions template

Phase 2 – Implementation plan additions template

 

HELPFUL PRINTABLE POSTERS

You may find the below printable posters useful to put up around your indoor training space

To download the A4 size poster (Follow Public Health Guidelines) BT Follow public health guidelines A4

To download the A4 size poster (Summary multi-infographic)BT_Summary_multi-infographic(A4)

 

To download the A3 size poster (Follow Public Health Guidelines) BT Follow public health guidelines A3

To download the A3 size poster (Summary multi-infographic) BT_Summary_multi-infographic(A3)

 

COVID ASSISTANCE PACK

This is packed full of tips regarding potential support from government sources, how to operate outdoors and how to work effectively online).

To download the latest version of our Covid-19 Club Assistance Pack –

v25_Club_Assist_Pack-10.05.21

If you would like to read further advice on COVID-19, we recommend viewing the following pages:

England Government Coronavirus advice pages

Scotland Government Coronavirus advice pages

Northern Ireland Government Coronavirus advice pages

Wales Government Coronavirus advice pages

NHS coronavirus advice

World Health Organisation (WHO)