Covid-19 Safety Measures for Aikido Training
Your health and safety are our highest priority. Our dojo offers online classes, weapons classes in the park and pre-booked indoor classes without physical contact during the pandemic.
We have implemented the following guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety and to help protect our community.
Requested Actions-all students and instructors
1. Stay home if feeling unwell
2. During the class (both indoor and outdoor):
- Wear a face mask at all times
- Practice in a designated area
- No physical contact
- Keep two-meter physical distance
- No sharing of weapons and other equipment
- If anyone feels sick or trouble breathing during practice, report to the instructor
3. At the dojo (indoor classes):
- Wear a mask in the dojo at all times
- Check temperature and wash/sanitize your hands upon arrival
- Complete the covid-19 screening questions
- Only one person in change room at a time (arrive in your uniform if possible)
- Put on and remove hakama on the mat
- Wash/sanitize your hands after using washroom
- Wash/sanitize your hands after class
- Take your uniform and weapons home
- No loitering in front of dojo and the entrance area
4. Bring your own drinking water
We have implemented the following additional procedures for safety/hygiene.
- Keep the front and back door open all the time.
- Clean and disinfect the tatami mats, weapons, washroom, door handles/knobs, phone, light switches, pens and other high-touch surfaces after and between classes. Only use disinfecting products approved by Health Canada.
- Wear disposable gloves when cleaning the washroom and when providing first aid.
< COVID-19 Self Screening Questions >
- Have you been in contact in the last 14 days with someone that is confirmed to have COVID-19?
- Have you been in a setting in the last 14 days that has been identified by public health as a risk for acquiring COVID-19, such as on a flight, in a workplace with a cluster of cases, or at an event?
- Do you currently have any of these symptoms?
- Fever (feeling hot to the touch, a temperature of 37.8 °C or higher)
- Cough that’s new or worsening (continuous, more than usual)
- Barking cough, making a whistling noise when breathing
- Shortness of breath (out of breath, unable to breathe deeply)
- Sore throat (not related to seasonal allergies or other known causes or conditions)
- Difficulty swallowing
- Runny nose (not related to seasonal allergies or other known causes or conditions)
- Stuffy or congested nose (not related to seasonal allergies or other known causes or conditions)
- Lost sense of taste or smell
- Pink eye (conjunctivitis)
- Headache that’s unusual or long lasting
- Digestive issues like nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain (not related to other known causes or conditions)
- Muscle aches that are unusual or long lasting
- Extreme tiredness that is unusual (fatigue, lack of energy)
- Falling down often
(For young children – Sluggishness or lack of appetite YES NO )
If you answered “NO” to all the above questions, you may participate the class today. Please stay home if you are feeling unwell.