Coronavirus and Your Martial Arts Training

I’m sure it has crossed your minds “how will this coronavirus impact my martial arts training”

Unless directed otherwise we will continue to have classes.  We will be making some adjustments.
As you already know, we are bowing out of class, no handshakes.
We will not be doing ground work/hold downs until the infection rate is under control.
If you are sick, please stay home until you are better.  Once you are better you can make up any classes you missed.
Wash your hands before class.
If you cough or sneeze be sure it is in your elbow.  If you continue to cough or sneeze, you will be asked to sit out of class.
If you have a runny nose, use a tissue and blow your nose then go wash your hands.

We all need to take care of one another.
Personally I am one of those who, if I get sick, I have a higher risk of death because I have compromised lung function.

NAKA has cancelled the March Black Belt Pre-Test so they don’t require members to travel out of their local area.
We will still have our Colored Belt test. We encourage any of our healthy student who where planning to pre-test, to come to the colored belt test.

I have included some guideline from the World Health Organization.

Best Regards,

Masters Audrey & Bob Perk

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public

Wash your hands frequently

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.

Maintain social distancing

Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

Practice respiratory hygiene

Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.

Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.

Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.

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