LAST UPDATED: Thursday 17th September 2020 08:00AM
We are now in the AMBER PHASE of the government traffic light system. This means we can return to indoor, socially distanced, non-contact activity in groups of no more than 30. This number includes coaches, volunteers and spectators.
Due to the ever-changing status of the current COVID-19 pandemic the guidelines provided will continue to be adapted, in line with and guided by Welsh Government legislation and Public Health Wales guidelines.
The timing of resumed activity spans across the four themes, with greater detail provided by Welsh Government and national governing bodies as we progress through the phases, moving out of lockdown.
The message from Welsh Government is clear: some activities – due to the limitations posed by social distancing – lend themselves to resuming earlier than others and a coordinated approach is required.
With the recent changes regarding the requirement of face covering to be worn indoors from Monday 14th September, Welsh Government have provided more details about the rules concerning these changes. The details refer to where they will be required to be worn and when, including gyms and leisure centres.
Welsh Government have confirmed that there is no change to the indoor gathering for exercise regulation, however everyone is required to wear masks in indoor facilities, although NOT for exercise. Full guidance from Welsh Government can be found here.
Our guidance is based on Welsh Government legislation, this is the law in Wales and differs from England, Scotland and other Home Countries. Public Health Wales guidance surrounding Covid-19 is drawn in accordance with Welsh Government legislation.
The guidance provided in our Return To Judo documents enables Welsh Judo clubs to reopen inline with the latest legislation. Clubs must follow this guidance to be insured when they reopen. We have made every effort to communicate these guidelines as simply and as clearly as possible through the following SIX STEPS that will allow clubs to reopen safely during the Covid-19 pandemic in Wales:
STEP ONE: Appoint a COVID-19 Compliance Officer for your club
STEP TWO: Complete WSA COVID-19 Compliance Officer Training
STEP THREE: Undertake a robust COVID-19 Risk Assessment for your club
STEP FOUR: Complete the COVD-19 Action Plan for your club
STEP FIVE: Complete and return declaration form
STEP SIX: Make sure your members renew their licence
For further support concerning this guidance, or for information around implementing any aspect of return to Judo, please contact:
Welsh Judo COVID-19 Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Welsh Judo Head Office: email@example.com
Welsh Judo Resources
WSA Covid-19 Awareness Course
Register your Covid Compliance Officer with Welsh Judo
British Judo Advice & Guidelines
The latest advice of guidelines from British Judo Association can be found below. The advice from British Judo is based on English clubs only.
Please continue to follow Welsh Government and Public Health Wales guidelines:
1. Public Health Wales information on Coronavirus – updated daily at 3pm
2. Public Health Wales FAQs
3. Foreign Office travel advice
4. Welsh Government advice