COVID Exposure notice (26/11/2021)

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A parent of a child who attended the below class has informed us their child tested positive for Covid-19 over the weekend.

  • Date of class: 26/11/2021
  • Class effected: Children’s class

We have emailed the parents of other children in the class that night. PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAILS IF YOUR CHILD ATTENDED THIS PAST FRIDAY NIGHT.  You may have also been contacted by NHS test and trace already.

If not, you are advised to book a PCR test for your child as soon as possible. This can be done via the gov.uk website – https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test Should you test positive you will need to follow NHS instructions and isolate for 10 days. Please can you also notify us via the ‘Covid reporting’ page found here – https://dragonspiritaylesbury.co.uk/contact-us/covid-reporting/

Both senseis Julia and Adam have taken lateral flow tests and have PCR tests arranged. Until we know their results, we cannot yet confirm if the classes for 3/12/21 will go ahead or not.

EDIT: We have re-sent the email to parents, as we had previously sent the email in Gmail’s ‘confidential mode’ which is meant to make sure it only goes to the right people by asking them to sign in to their email account. However this gave it the appearance of it being some type of scam.

Final reminder!

Since we reopened back in July, we have reached out to everyone we had on register as of March 2020, to find out who is interested in returning and who is not.

This has been due to our children’s class using a waiting list, so we need to know who is planning on returning and who is not in order to start offering places to people on the waiting list.

So far about 70% have responded and many of those have been training with us over the summer! Others have responded to let us know they plan on returning after the summer holidays. This leaves us with a minority who either haven’t responded at all, or have not officially signed up again by filling out a membership form.

To be clear,

  • Everyone who was on register when we closed in March 2020 has not lost their place. So far we have only taken off people who have explicitly told us they aren’t planning on returning.
  • The waiting only applies to the children’s class, and there are spaces in the adults class. We would still appreciate it if students from that class could also respond if they have not done so already.

The deadline for responses is now just under a couple weeks away. If we have not heard from you by Friday 17th September 2021, we will assume you do not wish to return, and we will start offering places to those on the waiting list. Should you wish to rejoin after this point, you will be put onto the waiting list.

We would be very grateful if those students remaining could clarify whether or not they intend to return to training. You can message either Julia or Adam directly, or contact us via the website.

You can also download a copy of the membership form (below) and email it to us using our dragonspiritaylesbury@gmail.com address.

Click to download – WJJF-Membership-Form-26.02.2021.pdf (419 kb)

News Updates – August 2021

Hello all! Just a couple of quick notices.

Opening times and start times
We have noticed that students for the children’s class have been arriving at or after 7pm. When they arrive they not ready to start meaning the lesson may not actually begin until 7:10. While this may only be a few minutes, we only have a hour for class time and we would like to make every minute count.

We would like to remind parents that we open at 6:45pm, so that students have a chance to get ready before the class starts at 7pm. You don’t need to be here at 6:45, but we would like all students to be ready to start at 7pm.

Re-joining Deadline
Last week we asked all students to confirm whether or not they intended to return to training. On the whole, the majority of you have responded.

What we forgot to mention was the deadline. If we have not heard from you by Friday 17th September 2021, we will assume you do not wish to return and you will lose your place. Should you wish to rejoin after this point, you will be put onto the waiting list.

Just to be clear, everyone who was on register when we closed in March 2020 has not lost their place. We have only taken off people who have told us they don’t want return.

We would be very grateful if those students could clarify whether or not they intend to return to training, either now or later in September. You can message either Julia or Adam directly, or contact us via the website.

First week back!

It was a quiet start, but we’ve finally had our first week back!

We knew it was going to be a quiet start as we have reached out to all the students (or their parents) we had on register as of March 2020, and some of those who responded told us they would be taking the opportunity to go on holiday. On the whole, the majority of you have responded.

There are however, a minority of students who have not responded yet. We would be very grateful if those students could clarify whether or not they intend to return to training, either now or later in September. You can message either Julia or Adam directly, or contact us via the website.

As a reminder, we are planning on being open over the summer holidays this year, so you don’t need to wait until September if you don’t want to!
The opening times are the same as they were before; Doors open around 18:45 with the childrens class starting at 19:00 and the adults class starting at 20:00!

We’re ready, are you?

This Friday gone (Friday 16th July) coaches Julia, Adam and Andy spent a couple hours thoroughly cleaning all the mats, gloves, weapons and even the floors! All are now ready for use again. The next question is, are you?

Prior to cleaning!

As a reminder, all of our members licences have now expired. These will need to be renewed before members can re-join us on the mats. To cut down time dealing with paperwork at the start of the first lesson back, it would help us all out if you could download and fill out the membership form (which you can get here – WJJF Membership Form (26.02.2021).pdf (418kb))

You can then either bring with you on Friday, or scan the completed form and email it back to us at our dragonspiritaylesbury@gmail.com address.

Whether you bring in your form or email it to us, you will also need to pay the correct membership fee with you. As a reminder:

  • The registration fee for the children’s class (7 – 15yr olds) is £28.
  • The registration fee for adults class (16+ year olds) is £32.
  • We can accept cash, cheques (made payable to ‘J Davies’), or bank transfer. Please contact Julia directly for the account details, as it is not wise to post account details openly on the internet.

Changes to Training.
There are a number of changes we will be implementing once we do fully return. To aid this we have created a dedicated FAQ page, which you can find here – https://dragonspiritaylesbury.co.uk/faqs/covid-19/

One of the buckets after one round of mopping the mats. That was a lot of dust!