Covid Secure at LCTKD
Since the first restrictions on classes like ours came into force, even before the first lockdown, we at LCTKD have been scrupulous in following Government guidance to the letter, and going beyond that to keep our students and Instructors safe.
In line with current Government guidance, all our in-person classes can run in Tiers 1 and 2. Classes aimed at under 18s can run in Tier 3, but whether we run classes for under 18s in Tier 3 is decided on a case by case basis.
If you are not sure if your local classes are affected, details of in person classes currently operating can be found on our website, on our classes page.
What Is Covid Secure?
All our in-person classes run Covid Secure, with Covid Secure trained Instructors, written risk assessments, and a detailed plan in place for each class to ensure correct social distance is maintained. Face coverings - masks or visors - are compulsory for all ages when attending and leaving all our indoor classes, except where there are health reasons not to wear one. They may be removed during working periods in Tai Chi, Ensodo and Mugai Ryu, but only when the Instructor permits it in TaeKwonDo and SAMA Kickboxing.
Our "box" system - pictured below from a TaeKwonDo class - allocates the right amount of space to all our students, while allowing members of the same household to train together. Sometimes the boxes are marked out, like in this TaeKwonDo class. In other classes, especially with a higher age range, the Instructor explains the spacing to students without the physical barriers, but in classes with more than 5 students, people must stick to their "boxes," and the amount of available "boxes" determines the overall class numbers.
The Rule of Six
There is no 6 person limit to our classes, which meet the Government criteria allowing them to be exempt. However, you must not gather in groups of six on the way in or out of the classes.
For a detailed explanation of how our classes operate, please see the attached plan.
Our classes page now includes an on-line section. While we progress through the different waves in our plan, our on-line services will continue across all our arts, so that anyone not able to get to in-person classes, or not wanting to be involved in-person classes just yet, can still be very much involved with their art and with their friends.
All of our in-person classes are operating with strictly limited numbers. Please contact your Instructor, or contact us using the details at the bottom of the page, to book your place at these limited-numbers classes.