You will have no doubt seen in the news that from today, gyms and swimming pools are able to reopen. You may have also seen that some martial arts classes are reopening in limited fashions.
However this is not the case for all martial arts as contact sports are still banned up until 21st June 2021 when the full lockdown should end. Group exercise classes (such as Yoga for example) can resume from the 17th May as these don’t involve person-to-person contact.
To quote the Gov.uk Government roadmap:
|Step 2, no earlier than 12 April:
“Indoor leisure facilities, such as gyms and swimming pools, will also reopen – but only for use by people on their own or with their household.”
Step 3, no earlier than 17 May:
“Indoor hospitality, entertainment venues such as cinemas and soft play areas, the rest of the accommodation sector, and indoor adult group sports and exercise classes will also reopen.”
Link – https://www.gov.uk/government/news/prime-minister-sets-out-roadmap-to-cautiously-ease-lockdown-restrictions
Our position is still unchanged. We will not be able to re-open until:
- The lockdown has ended,
- The WJJF have confirmed member clubs can resume training, and;
- The 9th Aylesbury Scout Group have given us permission to resume using the hall.
Until all 3 factors have been met, we will not be able to resume our classes.