FAQs – Classes Suspension and Restart During Covid 19 Pandemic

Please read the Letter update (20/7/20) and look for the answer to your questions below.

If you have any questions that are not answered below please email them to Master Naraine – who will reply, and post here:-

Q – With the Leisure centres allowed to open on 25th July, when will classes restart inside?

It is our intention to get back to inside face-to-face classes as soon as it is safe to do so. Currently we are working towards early / mid September. Most of our venues have been out of contact since lockdown and there is still a lot of details to organise.

Q – Will I have to wear a Face-mask in Classes?

We will follow government guidance regarding the wearing of Face-masks. The current guidance does not make the wearing of facemasks inside, whilst exercising, compulsory. This is a fast changing situation and we will regularly update our risk assessments and keep you informed.

Q – Whats happening at our sister club in Lyme Regis

Master Sharon Ward has risk assessed and reaches agreement with her venues, and is restarting classes in July and running them through the school summer holiday. You cannot just turn up. Please contact Sharon if you wish to attend.

Q – Is the Stourfield After School class starting in September 2020

Unfortunately the school have contacted us and as a after school activity this class will probably not restart in September and this will be reviewed in the October half term. This is due to the fact that the school do not want mixing of school year group bubbles. Members at this club will be directed to other local classes when we have more information available.

Q- At the football and Rugby clubs they dont seem to be following 2 meter social distancing rules and their classes involve some contact – why does Taekwondo training have to comply with 2 meter social distancing?

Each sport has specific guidance – we must follow the guidance issued by British Taekwondo as the National Governing Body (NGB) for Taekwondo in the UK. Updates to industry specific guidance takes several weeks after changes to national policy – we need to be patient for the guidance to catch up. We should not compare ourselves to activities that take place in other sports.

Q- Will the cost of classes remain the same?

We anticipate we will need to move to a pay as you go payment scheme in which classes need to be paid for at the time of booking. Monthly payment in advance will be difficult to administrate as some classes might be full before you manage to book in. Cash payment will not be an option as we need to minimise risk by not handling cash.
Currently we do not know how much the venues will charge for room hire. With reduced class sizes we anticipate some changes to class payment to cover the costs.

Q – Will Zoom, Facebook Live, and Outdoor sessions continue throughout the School Summer Holiday?

The majority of Zoom / Facebook Live and outdoor sessions will stop for 6 weeks. Sessions during this period can be organised upon request on an ad-hoc basis.

Q – Will Zoom and outdoor sessions continue into September?

Quite possibly some sessions delivered by alternative means will continue even after we get back to inside sessions. This is to complement the face-to-face classes.