Announcement from the government came through today to indicate when "gyms" can be re-opened and this will also include indoor training activites. So the date is the 25th July. However, not sure if this will include Leicester at this stage as still under lockdown restrictions.
Will have a few things to consider before opening from various factors including how many we can allow to be on the dojo floor at any one time, to what cleaning regime we have to put into place and also what time/s we can action to accomodate those that want to train. Another major factor is that when lockdown began many members stopped training. The zoom online classes are ongoing and are doing well but many many students have not been involved with this. It may take a lot of re-building of membership to get the club back to where it was.
The problem this brings is ensuring the dojo can cover the rental costs, which small and fewer classes will be a major problem. But I will negotiate with the Secular Hall to see what they can do to assist us while we re-establish ourselves.
Whatever we decide, safety is paramount. Karate is a lifetime study and a few months of a closed dojo during this journey is a minor price to pay. More details to follow on the next steps to come.