We hope this message finds you all fit and well and that you are all coping ok during lockdown and COVID-19. It's been a while since we communicated with you all directly - but we hope that you have kept in regular contact with your club instructor(s) we know that a number of clubs have gone online and continuing to train their with their students so that is fantastic to here. The Campaign that we launched back in March "Lounge Becomes the Dojo" (LBD) to encourage you all to continue to practice at home has been a huge success both in the UK but also internationally and online sessions with different instructors is still being run three times a week (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) - so if your club isn't online at the minute then you can still have access to training sessions there - all the information is on Facebook.
Following on from an update from the Government yesterday "Close Contact and Competitive Training" allowing contact training to resume for Elite Sport - this is largely for professional Sports Athletes and not Community Sport Clubs and Associations. We just wanted to touch base with you all to reiterate that this sadly does not include Karate and so until further notice all SKI-GB Training and Activities remains suspended. Please continue to follow Government Guidelines, and we will notify you as soon as it safe for our students to return to training in their Dojos. This also includes training in open spaces even if you are following the recommended 2 meter social distancing or more - this is not acceptable and the federation will take a strong stance on this if we hear that students and instructors are doing this. We have a responsibility and care of duty to all our students - Young and old and as much as we are all desperate to return to training asap we must do so when it is safe to do so.
Thank you for your continued cooperation and if you have any questions then do not hesitate to contact me. We wish you and your families all the very best wishes - Stay safe and take care of each other.
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