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Covid-19 News and Updates

Stay up-to-date with our news and updates as they happen

CURRENT NEWS – Monday 16th August 2021

We have updated our safety guidance today following the latest guidance detailed on the government’s website. There is a link below to today’s press release on the changes to self-isolation and a link to the current guidelines in pdf format, (an easy read) covering helpful advice on how we can continue to keep each other safe. (Click on the image to gain access.)
 
Happily more freedoms are being allowed, however we will still be remaining vigilant in considering the safety of our students, parents and Horntye Park staff and we will continue to do our best to keep the risks of transmission to a minimum.

Our checklist:

  • Please read the latest Government Press Release on Self-isolation (dated 16th August 2021)
  • New guidance from 19 July 2021 – Easy Read PDF (click on the image above for access)
  • During our phased return to in-person classes spectators/parents/guardians will not be invited into the classroom, don’t worry this will return and when it does all members will be notified by email.
  • We will keep the sanitisation station in place; this includes hand sanitisers, masks and tissues readily available for all students.
  • We will be keeping the same timetable, when this changes all members will be notified by email.
  • Instructors, John and myself, are now able to work on correcting students hand and arm placement and sensitivity testing; as we do this we will be wearing face coverings and regularly using hand sanitisers. 
  • All equipment and the classroom will continue to be cleaned between each class.
  • Students will be offered a face covering while working face-to-face with other students and instructors. Face coverings are no longer mandatory however it is advised that when a room is busy it is advisable to wear one because it can reduce the risk of transmission.
  • In some of our classes partner work is now an option. Students who are happy to take part in this will be allocated a partner to stay with for the duration of the class. This enables us to limit too much contact.
  • Drinks bottles and student’s own training equipment, e.g. nunchuks, escrimas sticks should not be shared.
  • Training equipment will be provided and sanitised between each use.
  • We will also continue to ensure that we have good ventilation in our classroom.
  • We will continue to advise family members and guardians dropping students to/from class and adult students to ‘check-in’ using the QR codes on display at the entrance of the classroom and around the grounds of Horntye Park. You can ‘check-in’ at Horntye Park by using the NHS App.

With self-isolation guidance changing from today (16th August 2021) if you do test positive for Covid-19 within 48 hours of training with us, you will still need to self-isolate for 10 days. We will still need to be informed immediately so that we can contact everyone in that class to advise them to do a PCR test. Following this if student’s PCR results are clear and they are showing no symptoms they may attend classes. John and myself will also do a PCR test and make sure that we are also clear to attend classes. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19, no matter how mild, please do not come into class, you will always have the option to train online.

On a personal note John and I need to stay safe because we have work outside of Kung Fu Schools, both working with vulnerable adults and both having vulnerable family members so we thank you for your continued support and cooperation.

CURRENT NEWS – Monday 19th July 2021

From today government have announced that many of the lockdown restrictions have been eased. As we pass into this next stage of living with Covid we want to assure you all that we while we are all happy to be allowed certain freedoms again, we will be taking these next steps carefully and slowly. It is still vital that we all remain vigilant and exercise our own common sense with respect for each other, considerations for us as your instructors, all Horntye Park staff and people attending within the grounds please.
 
This is how Kung Fu Schools Hastings will be operating:
 
  • For now spectators/parents/guardians will not be invited into the classroom, don’t worry this will return and when it does all members will be notified by email.
  • We will keep the sanitisation station in place; this includes hand sanitisers, masks and tissues readily available for all students.
  • We will be keeping the same timetable for now while we all adjust to the new easing of restrictions, when this changes all members will be notified by email.
  • Instructors, John and myself, will now be able to work more closely with students, as we do this we will be wearing face coverings and regularly using hand sanitisers. 
  • Instructors will have minimal contact as we enter into these eased restrictions for the purposes of adjusting/correcting arms shapes and for sensitivity testing.
  • All equipment will continue to be sanitised and the classroom will be cleaned between each class.
  • Students will be offered a face covering while working face-to-face with other students and instructors, face coverings are no longer mandatory but when in the classroom if it’s busy, please keep in mind that it may reduce the risk of transmission, it will of course be up to the student to choose.
  • In some of our classes partner work will now be an option, students who are happy to take part in this will be allocated a partner and stay with that training partner for the duration of the class to limit too much contact.
  • Drinks bottles and student’s own training equipment, e.g. nunchuks, escrimas sticks should not be shared.
  • Training equipment will be provided and sanitised between each use.
  • We will also continue to ensure that we have good ventilation in our classroom.
  • We will again update our risk assessment which will be available to view from this website.
  • Families, guardians dropping students to class will continue to be asked to ‘check-in’ using the QR codes on display at the entrance of the classroom and around the grounds of Horntye Park.
  • Adult students will also need to ‘check-in’ using the QR codes on display around Horntye Park.
  • You can ‘check-in’ at Horntye Park by using the NHS App
  • To access the current guidance on Covid-19 measures for grassroots sport participants, providers and facility operators in full please click here.

We are all happy to have some of our freedoms returned, however, John and myself do ask respectfully that we all help each other by remaining vigilant, by that we mean we must use common decency and common sense to keep everyone safe. So please continue to follow the current advice that if you or your child does have any of the Covid-19 symptoms no matter how mild please do an LFT test and train online. Do not come into the class. If you have been in contact with a positive Covid-19 case and been instructed to self-isolate and you know that you have trained with us within 48 hours of being in contact with that positive case, please inform us immediately. Please keep us updated on whether your LFT and PCR test is positive or negative. 

We are very aware of the risk that with just one confirmed Covid-19 case within our school will effectively close it. This will take all classes back online which we are trying to avoid. Also on a personal noted John and I need to stay safe because we have work outside of Kung Fu Schools, both working with vulnerable adults and both having vulnerable family members.

We thank you for your continued support and cooperation. Let’s take these next steps together carefully and we feel sure that our school will continue to have a great future.

CURRENT NEWS – Tuesday 15th June 2021

Following the latest announcement from Boris Johnson, the current restrictions will need to stay in place until 19th July 2021.
This is the Kung Fu Schools Hastings plan…
 
  • Socially Distanced Kids classes will  remain with all current Covid Safety in place. Our Live Online Classes will also continue for all children who cannot make it to class at Horntye Park.
  • Socially Distanced Adult classes remain with all current Covid Safety in place. Online classes will continue for all students who cannot make it to Horntye Park.
  • Tuesday 20th July – No more social distancing! (If all goes to plan). We can all once again return to chi sau training and work alongside students by adjusting their arms and hands again, sensitivity training, etc.
Of course this plan is subject to change from government.
BUT STILL THINGS ARE LOOKING POSITIVE!
Stay safe everyone and we look forward to seeing you in person very soon!
Your instructors, Sam and John at Kung Fu Schools Hastings.
 

CURRENT NEWS – Monday 4th January 2021

We will be resuming our Kung Fu Classes on Tuesday 5th January 2021! Due to the current Tier 4 restrictions in place in our area of Hastings we have no option but to keep lessons online for everyone’s safety. As and when this changes we will post further updates and news here. We will continue to make the lessons fun and filled with engaging and enjoyable Kung Fu training that’s appropriate for every individual student’s level and ability. 

While training online Kung Fu Schools Hastings members can gain access to their weekly live classes via the Online Members Area as before. For new students interested in booking a free trial and existing free trial students please contact us and we will email you with the Zoom links to join your online lesson including guidance and tips for training safely at home and comprehensive Zoom instructions.

New for 2021 will also include an updated policies and agreements relevant to online training, photography permissions and social media.

If you have any further questions about what you have read here or for any other enquiries about lessons or training we are here to help, so please contact us and we will be in touch as soon as we can.

Stay safe everyone and keep going! 
Your instructors, Sam and John at Kung Fu Schools Hastings.15th 

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