BJJAGB Return to Play Action Plan Now Available
Published: 7th April 2021
Update following the Prime Minister’s briefing.
The country will be moving to Stage Three of the roadmap from 17th May for ENGLAND
Adults (over 18s) can now head indoors, unfortunately it must remain as part of a non-contact session. British Ju Jitsu will see the following guidelines amended as a resultas part of the changes.
Indoor activity: Indoor ju jitsu can take place in larger numbers. This means that both adult and children classes can take place without number restrictions, as long as it is undertaken in line with Covid-secure guidance and adheres to the capacity restrictions for indoor sports facilities.
- Outdoor activity: Organised outdoor sport can take place with unlimited numbers.
- Car sharing can now take place.
- Spectating can now take place indoor and outdoor. Spectators need to adhere to social gathering limits (maximum groups of 30 outdoors and maximum groups of six/two households indoors). The rule for indoors is that the total number of participants, coaches, officials and spectators must be in line with the facility guidance on ventilation rates, the maximum occupancy of each indoor facility has not changed.
The governments rationale for this:
- The decision to keep adults at the non-contact stage is consistent with the risk exposure framework which applies to the other close contact sports who have team sport variations in place.
- The return of competitions and events has been delayed as it would cause increased contact and mixing with other groups, which the government want to restrict for the time being.
While this is another step in the right direction for the country and the ju jitsu, it is important to remain to follow our rules and guidelines and listen to your club/coach when they instruct you throughout your time in the dojo.
I know and understand its not what we wanted to hear regarding the over 18s situation and sympathise with you all.
Although all age groups are now allowed back into sports facilities and dojos, it is still important to abide by basic Government advice such as:
- Socially distancing in the appropriate situations
- Wearing face masks to sessions and only removing them when part of a session
- Adhere to hygiene rules before and after sessions such as washing your hands.
- We will update you in June, and should be able to bring you news of a return to events and contact ju jitsu for adults but of course all of this is dependent on ju jitsu practitioners and members staying within the rules.