All Students should also sanitize frequently and be mindful of 'respectful distancing'. This means keeping some space between themselves and other students and refraining from any unnecessary touching. We are not returning to ‘social distancing’ areas at this time, but instead adopting a ’pod training’ strategy. So, all students will be limited in their partner work to a maximum of two partners (including for drills and sparring.)
This is all very frustrating for everyone. After months of slow and steady progress going backwards with the disease and the safety measures to counter it can conjure up anxiety, despair and anger. However, the best thing to do is to try to stay relaxed and focused, and keep moving forward. One way to battle the frustration is to make sure that we are all doing EVERYTHING possible to get control of the virus so that we can all return to normal ASAP.
Students and parents with remaining concerns about this situation may choose to exercise additional precautions like opting out of partner drills or other parts of classes that they are uncomfortable with for now. Students not comfortable with face coverings or any other aspect of the current situation may also choose to pause their membership until things return back to normal again. Of course, any student experiencing ‘flu like’ symptoms (or any other illness) should not attend classes until the issue has passed.
We will continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments as needed. We are hopeful that things improve again soon and no additional safety measures are needed.
As always, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns going forward. Thanks for your continued cooperation and support.