In light of new Government restrictions from Tuesday 5th January, unfortunately judo clubs and venues in England must close.

It is now against the law to meet socially with family and friends unless they are part of your household or support bubble.

Exercise outdoors is permitted but must be limited to once per day and you should not travel outside of your local area for this.

You can exercise in a public outdoor place:

  • by yourself
  • with the people you live with
  • with your support bubble (if you are legally permitted to form one)
  • in a childcare bubble where providing childcare
  • or, when on your own, with 1 person from another household

Public outdoor places include:

  • parks, beaches, countryside accessible to the public, forests
  • public gardens (whether or not you pay to enter them)
  • the grounds of a heritage site
  • playgrounds

When around other people, stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household – meaning the people you live with – or your support bubble. Where this is not possible, stay 1 metre apart with extra precautions (e.g. wearing a face covering).

ADVICE FOR AFFILIATED CLUBS:

British Judo are pleased to bring you our finalised Phase 1 “Safe Return To Judo” paperwork which will allow clubs to re-open when the Government ends lockdown 3.0 – providing they follow our advice and guidelines.

This advice is subject to change dependent on ongoing Government Advice.

Please note this does not necessarily mark a return to full-contact judo as we know it, but it will allow clubs to re-open and start that process. In order for clubs to begin to re-open, they will need to adhere to the guidance as well as completing and returning the Club Declaration Form to British Judo as detailed below before opening for indoor sessions.

There are a number of great resources for returning to your club at:

ClubMatters

‘Return to Play’ – Mental health guidance to support the return of sport & physical activity

For more information about a “Safe Return To Judo”, please click here

Club Support Request

Club Support Contacts

With a number of clubs returning to judo activities this week, it is expected that clubs will still have a number of questions around the restrictions.

Please use the contact list below for support during the first Phase of our ‘Safe Return to Judo’.

Each Area has been designated two members of staff who will provide dedicated Covid-19 support. The first name on the list for your Area should be your first point of contact.

Area Contact Mobile Email
Northern 1. Dermot Heslop 07976 216447 dermot.heslop@britishjudo.org.uk
2. Dave Horton-Jones 07977 688491 dave.hortonjones@britishjudo.org.uk
North West

 

1. Dermot Heslop 07976 216447 dermot.heslop@britishjudo.org.uk
2. Dave Horton-Jones 07977 688491 dave.hortonjones@britishjudo.org.uk
Yorkshire & Humberside 1. Dermot Heslop 07976 216447 dermot.heslop@britishjudo.org.uk
2. Keith Merrick 07887 455587 keith.merrick@britishjudo.org.uk
Midlands 1. Keith Merrick 07887 455587 keith.merrick@britishjudo.org.uk
2. Joanne Baggs 07854 244342 joanne.baggs@britishjudo.org.uk
Northern Home Counties 1. Chris Doherty 07967 781663 chris.doherty@britishjudo.org.uk
2. Nick Shepherd 07887 453112 nick.shepherd@britishjudo.org.uk
Western 1. Joanne Baggs 07854 244342 joanne.baggs@britishjudo.org.uk
2. Keith Merrick 07887 455587 keith.merrick@britishjudo.org.uk
Eastern 1. Dave Horton-Jones 07977 688491 dave.hortonjones@britishjudo.org.uk
2. Chris Doherty 07967 781663 chris.doherty@britishjudo.org.uk
London 1. Nick Shepherd 07887 453112 nick.shepherd@britishjudo.org.uk
2. Chris Doherty 07967 781663 chris.doherty@britishjudo.org.uk
Southern 1. Chris Doherty 07967 781663 chris.doherty@britishjudo.org.uk
2. Nick Shepherd 07887 453112 nick.shepherd@britishjudo.org.uk

Please do not contact Head Office for issues related to ‘A Safe Return to Judo’ as they will not be able to provide you with dedicated Covid-19 support.