BMA Covid 19 - Safety + Guidelines

We are taking our role here at BMA very seriously when it comes to covid 19 and preventing the spread of the virus.  We have produced the following documents and a list of frequently asked questions.  We ask that if you have any concers or questions to approach us or message senseis and we will endevour to answer them.  We want everyone to feel safe when training at our BMA schools and have implemented many guidelines and proceedures.  As you know this is an ever changing situation and we will keep you up to date with all new proceedures and guidelines.  Thank you

BMA Risk Assessment for indoor training 

Risk Assessment Covid 19 - School Re Opening 

Before Class Precautions and Measures Checked by 

1. Students will be notified of what classes to attend.

2. Check Class Times carefully, they will be different. 

3. Class numbers capped, based on social distancing regulations. 

4. Temperature check before class (cannot enter if temperature above 37.8 degrees) 

5. Arrive 5 minutes before class.

6.Wait outside at safe distance markers 

7. Arrive changed, ready for class.

8. Do not bring a bag or sparring gear to class. 


During Class Checked By 

1. Sanitise hands before class starts. 

2. Students will be shown to their workout square. You must stay in the square for whole class.

3. We will use non-contact social distance syllabus. 

4. Bring your own water bottle. Put down in your square

5. No use of toilets, except in emergency. 6. No spectators inside the building. Unless an emergency or for crying child 

7. Parents are requested to wait in car or nearby incase of an emergency

8. Track and trace document to be completed for all students and employees

9. Prior to class, parent should check-in students at the entrance with sensei, then wait close by outside or in their vehicles ( parents to have mobile phones with them for emergency contact) 


After Class Checked By 

1. Collect all your items. Sanitise hands before leaving the dojo.

2. Training floor and training items will be sanitised before next class starts.

3. Instructor will send parent class feedback vis What’s App voice message/ messenger or from a social distance position outside.



1. Instructor & support staff temperature check before classes and set up of hall/dojo - remove hazzardous objects, check floor area is dry, non slippy etc 

2. Ensure students/staff aware of fire exits 

3. Injuries from collisons, trips, falls, cuts, bruises - avoid inappropriate behaviour with students that could cause collision and potential injury 

4. inappropriate clothing / footwear, no crocs - trainers only and full BMA uniform.

5. Tripping over bags and belongings- ensure bags and belongings are stored appropriately and away from training area

6. To confirm I have not been in contact with a confirmed case of Covid- 19 in last 14 days 

7. To confirm I or any of my family, living at the same address do not high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)

8. Showing signs of a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

9. Loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal 

If any symptoms are shown by students or staff, those persons will be asked to leave immediately. This includes signs of a high temperature. 



Covid FAQ

  1.  How will you keep the dojo clean?

The dojo will be deeped cleaned every evening, alowing time for floors and surfaces to dry overnight.  It will also be done regularly throughout the day/eve between classes, using antiviral solutions and disinfectants.

  1. Will the equipment be cleaned?

All equipment will be cleaned during the deep clean each evening but also thouroughly between each session and after use by individual students.

  1.  Do I have to wear a mask?

No masks are not required but if you feel safer to wear one, please feel free to do so.  If you do wear one please refrain from touching it continuously ( as this can spead the virus) and please dispose of them correctly.

  1.  Can I catch covid through sweat?

No Covid 19 is not transmitted through sweat, however wiping your face does mean you can pass the virus on from your hands to your face, so the use of hand sanitiser is required on entry to the dojo and following a visit to the bathroom.  There is plenty of hand sanitiser throughout the building to use.

  1. Are parents/family allowed to spectate?

No, this allows us more space to allow more students to train and reduces the risk of transmission amoungst individuals.   It also allows senseis to thouroughly clean an area between classes.

  1. Will we be sparring?

No, there will be no sparring for the foreseeable future as it is impossible to keep the safe social distancing measures in place.  We will keep a check of changes with the welsh government with regards to training and change our program/policy as necessary to abide by the government rules. 

  1.  Can I come to training if I have a cold?

No, due to symptoms being similar to that of covid, this will require you to stay at home for 10 days.  This is to protect yourself, students and senseis.  Please check in with sensei if you need advice.

  1.  What do I need to do when I arrive at the dojo?

On arrival through the front main entrance your temperature will be taken and hand sanitiser available.  Shoes will be removed and stored away, if you have a drink please place it in the box provided.   On leaving the dojo ( 1 at a time) you will be required to collect your shoes, hand sanitise and leave through the rear entrace.  Likewise if you are a parent waitign to collect your child, please wait at the rear of the building.  

  1.  Will you use track and trace?

We will keep a track and trace list for 21 days in line with government guidelines


If you should have any further questions or are unsure of anything please feel free to drop senseis a message and we will endeavour to answer as soon as possible, or use the comments box below.  


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