Covid Update From FEKO

Dear Member
We want to bring you up to speed with the latest ‘return to training’ guidance and rules as agreed with DCMS and Sport England.
Essentially, there is a four-step programme that will eventually lead to full training and competition. This message covers the first two steps. We expect all FEKO Associations and clubs to abide by the steps and guidance as laid out.
STEP ONE,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, from March 29th Outdoor training may resume for all ages and all groups. There are no limits on participation numbers providing the training is officially organised and part of the NGB guidance.
Under 18’s can return to normal training which includes CONTACT training. That means partner work is permissible.
Adults must maintain socially distanced training as per FEKO guidance. However, pad work is allowed (subject to cleaning protocols). It is advised that the person holding the pads wears a mask/face covering.
As training is outdoors you must ensure a full risk assessment is in place, considering the surface, age groups, participants footwear and (obviously) the weather!
Please check with your insurance company that you are covered for outdoor training and for any conditions they might set.
STEP TWO (no earlier than 12th April)
Under 18s to return to indoor training. Contact training and partner work is allowed. However, class size should be limited to 15 people.
Adults: Can return to indoor training but on a one-to-one basis. Adults may train in the same room at the same time as an under 18 group providing that social distance is maintained and it is not the same instructor running both sessions.
Also, the date for Step two is an indicative date and is subject to change. We have been advised that the FEKO will be informed one week in advance whether the next step can go ahead. The FEKO will message through usual channels when we have been given the formal go ahead.
In regards socialising and communing before and after sessions, these are determined by the prevailing government advice which all members are obliged to follow.
More information to follow shortly.
Kind regards
Noel Mantock
FEKO Chair
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