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Phase 0 Outdoor Distanced London Savate Training 2021

Please refer to the updated Phase 1 Return to Play from 12 April 2021.


We’re back! it has been a long Winter but we can train in-person again. This is the Phase 0 guidance from 29 March for outdoor shadowboxing, fitness, running, and solo technique training is on offer from April, with hygiene protocols, distancing, and screening.

To welcome you back, as a thanks for the support and to reward your commitment over lockdown, this training is free of charge for existing members. NB We will not be accepting new members at this stage of our reopening, but do get in contact if you are interested for later.

From 29 March, Combat Sports, such as Savate, which do not have an approved DCMS ‘Return to Play’ guidance may participate in Phase 0 activity.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-grassroots-sports-guidance-for-safe-provision-including-team-sport-contact-combat-sport-and-organised-sport-events#contact-combat-sport-framework

Phase 0: non-contact socially distanced activity. At phase 0, contact combat sports may resume non-contact training. This means that they should only train individually and there should be no activity with others, including with equipment (such as pad work). Clubs, providers and participants must adhere to legal gathering limits, social distancing guidelines and venue requirements, as set out in government guidelines.

By the level and training of our instructors and the guidelines given on this page, we believe London Savate sessions count as ‘organised sport’

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-grassroots-sports-guidance-for-safe-provision-including-team-sport-contact-combat-sport-and-organised-sport-events#team-sport-framework

Understanding “organised sport”

Where the rules mention ‘organised’ sport, this means sport which is formally organised by a qualified instructor, club, national governing body, company or charity and follows sport-specific guidance. If the sport is not organised by one of these groups (for example, some friends having a kickabout) or the sport’s NGB guidance is not being followed (for example, a football club ignoring the FA’s guidance), this is considered to be informal or self-organised sport.Taking part in organised sport sometimes means that other restrictions such as legal gathering limits don’t apply when taking part. This is because the organising body has considered the risks and set out ways to mitigate them so people can participate safely.

Informal or self-organised sport is not covered by any exemptions, and can only take place within the legal gathering limits which otherwise apply to social contact: in groups of up to 6 people, or 2 households including bubbles.

The legal limit for informal meetings outside is 6. Organised sport, however, can meet with unlimited numbers so long as we adhere to guidelines. We have taken the decision to limit outdoor class sizes to 12 (11 plus one instructor) to limit the size of gatherings.

It is essential you complete the booking form before attending a session. No booking, no training.

Traveling for sport is permitted if it is safe, minimised, and you adhere to travel protocols (eg. wear masks on public transport).

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-grassroots-sports-guidance-for-safe-provision-including-team-sport-contact-combat-sport-and-organised-sport-events#contact-combat-sport-framework

Always check that it is safe to travel before you set out to take part in sport or recreation.
You should minimise travel wherever possible, but you can travel to exercise and take part in informal and organised sport, where necessary.
You should not stay away from home overnight for sport and physical activity.

Social distancing is still the law for anyone outside of a household or bubble. Members training with us are obliged to adhere to these rules. Breaking social distance – or pressuring others to break it – whether deliberately, carelessly, or playfully will be frowned upon and may lead to a member being banned from training.

  1. On arrival, please do NOT greet your colleagues with fist bumps or hugs. Instead, use the Savate salute at 2m distance.
  2. Hand sanitizer will be available, should you not have your own, before starting the session.
  3. A zone 2m away from all other participants will be yours for the duration of the session. Do not move out of this zone unless instructed to.
  4. When the session finishes, do not be tempted to socialise and break social distancing, instead please leave the training area promptly.
  • In Phase 0 (from 29 March), no equipment sharing – eg. pads, mitts, or shields – is permitted.
  • Bring what you need to exercise comfortably on your own outdoors. Outdoor trainers for park and running use recommended.
  • London Savate will bring no equipment for shared use, other than first aid equipment and hand sanitizer.
  • Bring your own water bottle.

Your instructor will continue to provide emergency first aid as usual and where required. We ask that you please consider whether you would prefer to self-treat basic and minor abrasions and bumps etc, under the guidance of a qualified instructor.

Where we must provide first aid to you, we will endeavour to use gloves and a mask to reduce the risk of infection. Please be aware that depending on the nature of your injury we may not have the time to undertake thorough distancing measures before giving emergency treatment. Speak with us in advance if this may be of a concern to you.

Covid-19 will mean changes to the way the club’s insurance works as well as the way any applicable student insurance is effective. Rest assured we remain fully insured as appropriate and directed by regulations and any cover you have with membership remains fully active. A major condition is that there will be no liability accepted for any parties, arising as a direct result of Covid-19. Please ensure you have suitable alternative arrangements in place for cover required arising from any Covid-19 risks relating to your training. If you are not sure what this means, please speak with us as soon as practical.

Other insurance restrictions may be enforced by the insurer as appropriate, noting the change to learning environments. Please be assured that all standard cover is in place for usual circumstances. We will continue to liaise with our insurers and will keep you updated on any further relevant changes.

To book this event you must agree to ALL the screening checks both at the time of booking and before traveling to the session.

  1. I am NOT suffering any flu or coronavirus / covid-19 symptoms inc: a high temperature; a new, continuous cough; a loss of sense of smell or taste.
  2. I have NOT been in contact with someone with symptoms of Covid-19 in the last 14 days.
  3. I am NOT currently self-isolating nor am I in a household with someone who is self-isolating.
  4. I am NOT in a high-risk health category.
  5. I agree to follow the guidelines for 2m distancing, hygiene, and contact for this session.
  6. I can reach the session by travelling an appropriate distance and will consider not using public transport.
  7. If I experience any Covid symptoms within the 7 days following the session I will write to the instructor.

It is essential you complete the booking form before attending a session. No booking, no training.