GREAT NEWS – WE’RE COMING BACK!

Hello to all NSW Students and Parents,

Well – it’s certainly been a challenging last few months for everyone and I hope this email finds you and your families in good health under the circumstances. Our sympathies go out to anyone close to you who became ill over this time, and whose work or studies were adversely affected.

During the lockdown, we’ve done our best to keep in touch with as many students as possible, and we hope that our online classes have contributed to your fitness and wellbeing in some way during this time. It was often hard to determine how long our classes would be closed, but the state government’s recent announcements have given us a reason to cheer…

KARATE CLASSES CAN RE-START AT OUR FULL-TIME CENTRES FROM MONDAY 11TH OCTOBER

Who Can Attend From 11th October?

As per the government mandate, all students under 16 years of age can return… PLUS… all students 16 years and over who are fully vaccinated.

At this stage, it is expected these conditions will be in place until December 1st. If you are 16 years or over and able to return, then please help our branch instructors by providing proof of vaccination at your first class back. Current restrictions prohibit us from letting anyone 16 years or over train without this proof of vaccination for the time being. Your co-operation with this matter is much appreciated.

Class Timetable

Our re-opening class timetables can be viewed by clicking the button for your region below. Over the coming weeks we will continue to update these timetables and the most current version will always be accessible via these pages.

REGION 1 – FRENCHS FOREST DOJO REGION 3 – NARELLAN DOJO

REGION 4 – KINGSGROVE DOJO REGION 14 – CAMERON PARK DOJO

REGION 15 – GOSFORD DOJO REGION 17 – ALBION PARK RAIL DOJO

Temporary Booking System

Due to density requirements, it is likely that we will implement a temporary booking system to ensure we do not exceed class size limits. Access to this booking system is available via the Full Time Centre timetable for your region. Classes can be booked up to 7 days in advance.

Masks

The government has mandated that masks must be worn indoors but can be removed when engaging in strenuous exercise. As such, masks must be worn by all students and parents when entering, and leaving the dojo, but can be taken off by students when training. Please note that you are most welcome to leave your mask on during class if you wish.

Covid Safety

In the initial stages of our re-opening, we will be implementing some modified training protocols to ensure we are providing a Covid-Safe environment for students and instructors. This includes a temporary pause on close-quarter partner work, sparring, and the use of shared equipment. Our full Covid-19 Dojo Checklist can be viewed here. Thank you in advance for your co-operation in helping us follow these interim safety precautions.

Direct Debit Training Fees

Whilst classes resume from Monday 11th October, your direct debit training fees will not return to their standard rate until one week after this ie: from Monday the 18th October onwards. Please note that your first payment back may include a small pro-rata adjustment depending on when your account was suspended in relation to your normal payment dates. If this does apply to your account, the change will only be minimal and will not affect your ongoing payments. For 3 or 6 month term pass holders, your pass will be re-activated for next weeks’ start with an adjusted expiry date.

If you are unable to return straight away due to vaccination requirements, then please contact us at memberships@gkrkarate.com.au

Spectators

Due to initial restrictions, we are unable to accommodate spectators in the dojo during class for the time being. If your child requires you to be present during class then please inform your branch instructor, thank you.

Zoom Classes Still Running

We will continue to run LIVE online classes via Zoom for those students who are paying the nominal ‘online/lockdown’ training fee. The Zoom class timetable and links to the classes can be found on your individual Region’s page above.

In the coming months, we will continue to stay in-step with any updated health advisories and will hopefully be in a position to resume a full range of training activities very soon. In the meantime, there’s still plenty of excellent training drills we can do in class to move your karate training forward.

See you back in the dojo!

Regards

GKR KARATE

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