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 >

  1. Have you been in contact in the last 14 days with someone that is confirmed to have COVID-19?
    YES NO
  2. 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?
    YES NO
  3. Do you currently have any of these symptoms?
  • Fever (feeling hot to the touch, a temperature of 37.8 °C or higher)
    YES NO
  • Chills
    YES NO
  • Cough that’s new or worsening (continuous, more than usual)
    YES NO
  • Barking cough, making a whistling noise when breathing
    YES NO
  • Shortness of breath (out of breath, unable to breathe deeply)
    YES NO
  • Sore throat (not related to seasonal allergies or other known causes or conditions)
    YES NO
  • Difficulty swallowing
    YES NO
  • Runny nose (not related to seasonal allergies or other known causes or conditions)
    YES NO
  • Stuffy or congested nose (not related to seasonal allergies or other known causes or conditions)
    YES NO
  • Lost sense of taste or smell
    YES NO
  • Pink eye (conjunctivitis)
    YES NO
  • Headache that’s unusual or long lasting
    YES NO
  • Digestive issues like nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain (not related to other known causes or conditions)
    YES NO
  • Muscle aches that are unusual or long lasting
    YES NO
  • Extreme tiredness that is unusual (fatigue, lack of energy)
    YES NO
  • Falling down often
    YES NO

(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.