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Coronavirus Guidance

The government has removed remaining domestic restrictions in the UK. (April 2022) There are still steps you can take to reduce the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19:-


Guidance: We all need to follow guidance and best practise and assist Aikidoka making an informed decision as to whether they wish to accept the risk of practising albeit we will take some precautions. You should read this page and links to decide your personal risk and whether you wish to participate:-

Central Government – England guidance :-



The British Aikido Board(BAB) suggest we ask members not to train if they are feeling unwell. See fuller details on this page.


  • All may practise with full contact
  • No limit on class size
  • Use of Face coverings is at the choice of the Club Leader. (We will allow members to wear face coverings if they wish to). Advice during early 2022 was that masks shouldn't be worn during activity.
  • Temperature checks are NOT required
  • The Leisure Centre risk assessment included disinfecting the mat surface before use.



Trafford Aikido's Covid-19 Officer:




Covid Precautions

Please recognise that everyone must accept a level of responsibility towards others and themselves.

Aikidoka will have differing risk factors, health and personal circumstances. It is your decision how you participate in any session.

Before coming to a class you should self-assess for symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) this list was expanded in March 2022:

  • a high temperature or shivering (chills) – a high temperature means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
  • shortness of breath
  • feeling tired or exhausted
  • an aching body
  • a headache
  • a sore throat
  • a blocked or runny nose
  • loss of appetite
  • diarrhoea
  • feeling sick or being sick

If you have one or more of these symptoms you should not attend class, even if your symptoms are mild. You should follow NHS guidance on "When to self-isolate and what to do"

If you isolate for Covid advice suggests 5 days provided you are better – however there is a 30% risk you are still infectious. Before returning to train please err on the side of caution and stay away from the Dojo for at least 7 to 10 days and longer if you still feel under the weather.

** If you feel generally unwell please don't come to class **

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