Yesterday the UK Government announced that it was moving out of contain and in to delay as part two of a four phase plan in response to COVID-19.
As per the current advice, the most important thing individuals can do to protect themselves remains washing their hands more often, for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. Make sure you cough or sneeze into a tissue, put it in a bin and wash your hands.
The Government is asking anyone who shows certain symptoms to self-isolate for 7 days, regardless of whether they have travelled to affected areas. This means they want people to stay at home and avoid all but essential contact with others for 7 days from the point of displaying mild symptoms, to slow the spread of infection.
These symptoms are:
* A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)
* A new, continuous cough
You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days contact NHS 111 online at 111.nhs.uk (https://111.nhs.uk/) If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.
As a responsible Martial Art School we will follow all issued guidelines and ask our members to do the same. Additionally, we have taken measures to try and reduce areas of shared contact – these include no shared water jugs. The sport centres are increasing the frequency of cleaning and are also making sure they wipe down all potential communal surfaces such as lift buttons, handrails etc. Soap dispensers in the toilets contain antibacterial soap.
After your work out or class please use the cleaning sprays, sanitiser gel and paper towels to wipe down and clean any equipment you may have used (this includes, mats etc)
We would like to emphasise that current Government advice is for all workplaces to continue to operate as normal (even those that have suspected COVID-19 cases) and as such we remain firmly open and thank you for your continued support as members and for being a part of our community. If you have any concerns, please speak to Senior Master Andy Whiteley.
We are putting contingency plans in place in preparation for the situation to change next week and to manage building resilience during this time. Please keep an eye out on the group Facebook page for further updates.