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Health, Safety and Welfare

The health, safety, welfare and overall wellbeing of our students is very important to us. Aikido practice is non-competitive and open to all. Aggressive, abusive or discriminatory behaviour is not tolerated.

Students should practice in a respectful way, both to the instructor and fellow students. They should be constantly mindful of their own health and safety and that of others around them. Watches and jewellery should be removed and stored safely during practice. Finger and toe nails should be kept short and clean, training cloths should be regularly washed and attention should be given to general hygiene and cleanliness. If you wear spectacles and have a sports pair, please use them. If not, ensure that glasses fit securely and will not come off, or when needed remove and store safely.


By attending any training session you agree to recognise that as a participant in aikido training you are fully aware and accept the inherent risks involved in undertaking contact activities such as aikido including the potential to contract or pass on coronavirus/COVID-19 and will comply with safety measures as directed by the class instructor.

By training you also agree to us collecting track and trace contact information and undertaking appropriate health checks. You will abide by social distancing rules and other Government COVID-19 guidance at all times when on the St Bees School property. The school grounds will be accessed via Wood Lane and you will make your way directly to the Memorial Hall and will not seek access to any other facilities on the site. Hands should be sanitised on arrival and before and after each class and weapons should not be shared unless they have been sanitised between each use.

It is each individuals responsibility to ensure that they are appropriately insured and insurance can be purchased through the club for a small annual fee.

You are not to attend any training event in any way if you:

  • Have recently tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and have the potential to be infectious;

  • Have symptoms typical of COVID-19;

  • Have recently been in contact with someone with a confirmed COVID-19 infection; and / or,

  • Are being required to self-isolate or quarantine over COVID-19 concerns.


Further information is available in our COVID-Safe Arrangements and Risk Assessment Checklist.

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