reopening

We are Re-opening


Dear Wing Chun Family

Good News! We are getting ready to reopen.

We are aiming to commence reopening our schools as of September. However, our reopening is dependent on the multiple premises we use permitting us to do so. There are also a number of safety measures we must establish and put in place before this can happen.

We have already written our reopening guidelines as recommended by UK Active and the Amateur Marital Arts Association.

We kindly ask you for your patience and full co-operation as we endeavour to finalise details to provide all students with the safest environments to continue their training.

Individual instructors will set their own reopening schedule. We will post reopening dates on the website. Please approach the relevant instructor for each branch for more detailed information.

We will keep you informed of any actions you will be required to take.

Sifu Garry McKenzie
Chief Instructor

Opening dates


  • South End on Sea – Sifu Dean Suett – Thursday 27th August 2020
  • Barnet - Sifu George Nahlis - Tuesday 1st September 2020 (adults only)
  • Barnet - Sifu George Nahlis - Friday 4th September 2020 (children only)
  • Enfield – Sifu Kola Fajimolu – Tuesday 1st September 2020 (adults only)
  • Enfield – Sifu Kola Fajimolu – Tuesday 8th September 2020 (children only)
  • HQ, Clapton – Sifu Julie Regis- Monday 7th September 2020
  • HQ, Clapton – Sifu Garry McKenzie – Tuesday 8th September
  • Ilford – Sifu Dawud Tsan – Wednesday 9th September 2020

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO DO BEFORE YOU START TRAINING


We are really looking forward to welcoming you back. For your safety and the safety of others we are asking you to assist us by observing the following:

COMPLETE a COVID-19 waiver before recommencing your training. Download Wavier

PROVIDE contact details so that we can quickly inform you of any changes and keep you up to date.

USE our chosen contactless platform to make fee payments.

Contactless

ALLOW US to take your temperature on entry.

Temp

SIGN the attendance register.

ARRIVE in full uniform. You will not be permitted to change in the toilets or anywhere else.

WASH/SANITISE your hands at the beginning and end of each session.

Wash Hands

OBSERVE the 2m social distancing.

REFRAIN from bringing in your own training equipment unless otherwise instructed to do so.

ACCEPT that we will immediately discard personal items left behind.

CONTACT us prior to returning if 70 years old plus or have any underlying health conditions.

ENSURE you have a valid insurance/membership to train.

SELF-ISOLATE if you show symptoms of the virus.

FOLLOW all instructions given by the instructor.

Please contact individual branch instructors for further information on reopening schedules. Details can be found on the main page. (perhaps a link here to return to branch details)

WHAT TO EXPECT


What to expect

We have been working hard to make sure that all of our schools provide you with a safe environment to train. Here are our commitments to you.

Time to enter and exit whilst maintaining 2m social distancing.

A limit on numbers in each training session.

Cleaning of regularly touched surfaces between sessions.

Soap/sanitiser made available at entry points to wash/clean hands.

To keep training areas as well ventilated as possible.

Drilled based only sessions.

A reduction in the possible transmission of the virus to the vulnerable and high risk.

A quick response to any change in situation.

A login page for students to access information.

OUR ADULT CLASSES


Adults

We are hoping our adult classes can continue as normal whilst maintaining all the safety measures in place. However, numbers of attending students are dependent on the size of the space/premises being used. You may find you are required to book sessions.

A NOTE ON FAMILIES

Individuals living in the same household and those who are a member of a family bubble may train together.

Please refer to ‘EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO DO BEFORE YOU START TRAINING’.

Contact the relevant branch instructor for further information on reopening schedules and procedures. You will find instructor/branch details on the main page.

OUR CHILDREN'S CLASSES


Childrens

We are so look forward to welcoming back our youngest members of The Wing Chun family.

Whilst, we understand that parents/carers will be feeling anxious about their child/children returning to training, we have done everything we can to ensure that we can deliver the best training sessions in a safe environment. However, we do need your co-operation and support to achieve this.

Please note the following:

Most of our schools will have a drop off and collection point.

Some of our schools may ask you to book your sessions in advance.

All of our schools will expect you to drop off and collect your children on time.

Persistent lateness may result in your child/children having their training postponed until further notice.

Parents/carers will not be permitted to spectate. We hope this will change in the near future.

Our schools will keep you informed of any changes.

A NOTE ON FAMILIES

Siblings living in the same household and those who are a member of a family bubble may train together.

Please refer to ‘EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO DO BEFORE YOU START TRAINING’.

Contact individual branch instructors for further information on reopening schedules and procedures. You will find instructor/branch details on the main page.

FAQS


How will you prevent the transmission and spread of the virus?

We have produced guidelines, for our instructors, as recommended by UK Active and the Amateur Martial Association, in line with government recommendations. In it the main points covered are;

  • Washing/sanitising hands
  • Maintaining social distancing
  • Cleaning of regularly touched surfaces
  • Maintaining well ventilated training spaces
  • Limiting numbers
  • Ensuring individuals self-isolate if required
  • Ensuring the vulnerable and high risk are safe
  • Keeping students and instructors informed

In addition, all branch instructors must conduct a risk assessment before they reopen. These will be posted on the website.

How will fees be paid?

We will only accept contactless payment. Please discuss with your branch instructor if you have any queries.

How many students can attend the class?

Numbers will be limited and dependent on the size of the space being used.

Do we need to wear a mask?

No, you do not need to wear a mask. We are doing everything we can to ensure that 2m social distancing is observed at all our schools. However, you may wear a mask if you choose.

Are new students permitted to start?

Yes. However, they MUST contact the relevant branch instructor to make an appointment. Turning up unannounced will result in them being instructed to return at a later date after making an appointment.

Are spectators allowed?

We are not allowing spectators at this time, as this will put a strain on social distancing and the monitoring of other safety measures in place. We hope this will change in the near future.

What should I do if I do not have membership and insurance?

Speak to the instructor at the branch you attend.

What should I do if I show symptoms of the virus?

You should follow the government guidelines for self-isolating. You MUST also inform the branch instructor immediately.

Will there be gradings?

Gradings are suspended for all adults and for children who are on blue to brown belt. Children who are on white to orange belts will be permitted to take a grading (to resume in January 2021). All our safety measures will be adhered to during a grading.

Get in touch


 
 
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St. Thomas's Church Crypt,
Old Hill Street,
Clapton Common,
Hackney,
London
No: 0208 220 3981
Email
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