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Hi All,
 
Welcome to the latest Combat Corner! The first thing to cover is the confusion relating from the changes to the “Rule of 6” in England this week. Lots of you have been in touch wondering if that meant there was a limit to 6 people per indoor class … the good news is it DOES NOT and groups of more than 6 can still train doors providing training is conducted in a Covid secure way (no change).
 
Below you can find extracts and links that show the limit does NOT apply to us (it’s specifically aimed at team sports) and groups larger than 6 can still gather indoors to practise martial arts providing it’s done in accordance with government guidance and a risk assessment has been carried out.
 
EXTRACTS FROM GOVERNMENT WEBSITES:
 
3.15 Can I still participate in sport and physical activity in groups of more than 6?
 
Adults can continue to take part in outdoor organised sport and licensed physical outdoor activity in groups of more than six, provided it is organised by a national governing body, club, registered instructor/coach, business or charity; and/or involve someone who has received an official license to use equipment relevant to the activity. In all cases, the organiser must conduct a risk assessment and ensure compliance with COVID-19 Secure guidance.
 
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do#visiting-public-places-and-taking-part-in-activities
 
Personal trainers and coaching
 
Organised sporting or other fitness related activities are allowed (including personal training or coaching) to continue in groups of more than 6. This can be in any place, indoors or outdoors, other than a ‘private dwelling’ - a term which includes most outdoor space such as a garden.
 
These activities need to be organised by a national governing body, club, registered instructor/coach, business or charity. In all cases, the organiser must conduct a risk assessment and take all reasonable steps to limit transmission of the coronavirus by reference to that risk assessment and all relevant COVID-19 Secure guidance.
 
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-phased-return-of-sport-and-recreation/guidance-for-the-public-on-the-phased-return-of-outdoor-sport-and-recreation#trainers

 
So, carry on as before!
 
Right, with that out of the way, please check out this week’s collected articles and videos!
 
All the best,
 
Iain