Following the release of further guidance from Sport England, we can now elaborate further on what this advice means for judo.
Predominantly there is no change from our original Phase 1 guidelines, which many clubs are expertly adhering to across the country.
With the correct social distancing rules enforced in venues and the current non-contact nature of the training schedules, we are effectively classified as an “organised exercise class”.
In regard to travelling to sessions, you will need to adhere to the Government guidelines set out below:
Your travel plans will depend on the area’s coronavirus alert level.
Medium (Tier 1): You can travel to your local club, however, people shouldn’t travel into very high (Tier 3) alert areas to take part in sport and physical activity.
High (Tier 2): You can travel to your local club. Travel for physical activity is allowed within and in/out of the area to attend an organised sporting event. However, it’s recommended that travel is minimised where possible. People shouldn’t travel into very high (Tier 3) alert areas to take part in sport and physical activity.
Very high (Tier 3): People are advised not to travel into or out of areas that have a very high alert level, including for sport, unless this is necessary to enable individual exercise or to exercise for people from the same household or support bubble. This doesn’t apply to travel where it is necessary to enable disability sport, sport for educational purposes, elite sport or supervised sport and physical activity for under-18s to take place.
Don’t forget to refresh your minds on our Phase One Guidelines of returning to judo on our Covid-19 Hub.