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Judo ACT fully supports Judo Australia’s position on the Modified Approach To Contact Based Judo Activities.

Being part of the national consultation process, Judo ACT is in line with the Judo Australia’s position that ‘recommends modification of all contact based judo activities.’

Furthermore, for those Clubs still operating, ‘Clubs and coaches should be looking at training structures and processes and how they can be modified, where possible. Ongoing fitness training that complies with the health warnings and leadership remains a viable option for clubs and athletes.’

We ‘will continue to monitor and reassess and provide guidance as matters change in the weeks and months ahead.’

Please refer to the full JA communication

For the ACT, transitional arrangements include complying with the Governments inside gathering requirements of:

  • four square metres per person in an enclosed space eg if the dojo is 100 square metres, then the dojo can have 25 people in the dojo.

  • judo practise wherever possible should be 1m or 1.5m of distance between each participant.

Everyone should practise good hygiene to protect against infections, this includes:

  • frequently washing your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or using an alcohol based hand gel

  • covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or flexed elbow

  • dispose of the tissues immediately after use and perform hand hygiene

  • refraining from touching mouth and nose

  • avoiding close contact with anyone who has cold or flu-like symptoms.

We advise that you do not attend training if you have ANY of the following symptoms:

  • fever

  • flu-like symptoms including cough, sore throat and fatigue

  • shortness of breath

  • you are under isolation or quarantine as advised by a medical professional

  • you are awaiting the results of COVID-19 testing.

Finally, you should not attend or participate in any Judo activities if you have travelled internationally or been exposed to a person with COVID-19 in the preceding 14 days; or if you are in a high risk category which includes the elderly and those with pre-existing medical conditions.

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