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COVID-19 Safety Measures (Updated September 2022)

Jiu Jitsu is a contact sport. The Jiu Jitsu Foundation has approximately 2,500 members and our main priority is always the health and safety of everyone within the organisation.

Our policy throughout the last 2 years has been to follow government and sporting organisations guidance and best practice to ensure as many of our members can train in a safe manner as much as possible. Following the removal of the Covid pass on a domestic level (which we were requiring for proof of status) we are now able to confirm that we no longer require visibility of the Covid pass nor proof of recent negative lateral flow or other Covid test result in order to attend training and TJJF events and can move to a position we were in prior to the Covid outbreak.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for training safely through the recent months and supporting your fellow jitsuka, regional clubs and the TJJF as a whole. The past couple of years have of course been challenging but the recent national events, gradings, courses and club training have been great to see and we’re looking forward to another year of the same.

Before you attend a session

Despite the lifting of all previous restrictions on vaccination or testing status, the ongoing guidance is to avoid training if you are at all unwell, irrespective of whether this is suspected due to COVID-19 or otherwise.

For those of you who still have access to free tests, we would still welcome their use where practical, and certainly if you're feeling unwell.

During training

We are no longer enforcing social distancing measures in class or around the dojo. Nevertheless, your training is your responsibility. We welcome to the use of masks both in general public areas and during training at the discretion of the individual student, if it would make you feel more comfortable.

Sanitiser is available around the dojo and our instructors will often have some on hand (pun intended!) for use before, during and after training.

Overall, listen to your body and feel free to pause or stop training if you are feeling unwell. Long COVID is a real concern and it is important to not push yourself too hard while still recovering. If there is something related to safety or COVID that you think is missing or has been overlooked during or outside of training, please let us know.

After training

Upon completing training, be sure to wash and disinfect your hands, and to thoroughly clean when you get home. This is good practice for maintaining good hygiene, regardless of risk of COVID-19!

If, following training, you do start to experience COVID-like symptoms or receive a positive test within 7 days of a session, please notify us immediately by emailing info@southamptonjiujitsu.com.

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