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England Lockdown 5th Nov

Posted by enquiriesimasa on November 10, 2020 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi all,

Venue providers will need to consider these Sections carefully and, if they consider that they could continue to operate under these regulations, use them in discussions with venues or local authorities. It is important to highlight that these documents are open to interpretation and they do not provide a black and white blanket answer for all providers who all offer different types of classes and groups in different types of venues and in different parts of the country. There does seem to be some conflict in the current written information, there is still a need for clearer guidance.

 

1. Legislation

 

Set out below are the relevant sections of the actual proposed legislation The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 . This has been voted through by MPs on the afternoon of 4 November and will now become legislation

 

This underpins the government guidance on the gov.uk website

 

The full set of documents can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november

 

Relevant sections are:

 

Section 6 which sets out exceptions where people may leave their homes. That includes “support groups” and “supervised activities for children”

 

Section 8 which sets out exceptions where people may gather together. That includes “support groups” and “supervised activities for children”

 

Section 13 which sets out limited circumstances in which venues like community centres can open. That includes “support groups” and “supervised activities for children”

 

The definition of a support group is to be found at section 11

 

“support group” means a group or one to one support which is organised by a business, a charitable, benevolent or philanthropic institution or a public body to provide mutual aid, therapy or any other form of support to its members or those who attend its meetings, for example those providing support

 

IMASA appreciates that, in addition, every provider will have their own moral and emotional viewpoint on whether they wish to continue to operate face to face classes if the above provisions would permit them to safely do so. Every provider must ultimately make their own assessment and decision and if they are in any doubt then consult their local authority for advice.

 

If any further information or guidance is released onto our IMASA “News” website for this to be circulated as soon as possible. In the meantime, please continue to support each other as we navigate these difficult issues together as an industry.

 

Best wishes, Paul – Stay Safe.

 


Discounts Suspended

Posted by enquiriesimasa on June 28, 2020 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (3)

Hi All Members,

To keep running costs down to a minimum, we are currently working on a two/three day voluntary basis – IMASA will be available throughout the lockdown for Enquiries and Membership, but please allow a little extra time for replies.

Discounts suspended until after the lockdown – we will re-think this decision once we are back to normal - Please appreciate, we still have other general running costs to meet.

Stay Safe.


Latest Covid-19 Update

Posted by enquiriesimasa on June 16, 2020 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (2)

Hi All IMASA Members,

For the latest IMASA Covid-19 Update & Guidelines, please email Paul on;

enquiriesimasa@aol.com

Last updated 26th June 2020 - Please add your IMASA Club Code within your email.

Stay Safe

Online Training Guide

Posted by enquiriesimasa on June 1, 2020 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

One of our Members/Instructor (Chris Hall) has written a guide to successful online Martial Arts teaching.

 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sioFgRc0KDPEjoU64Asv_gFdVHXeEMn-89hkGv3Kg7k/edit?usp=sharing              ;

 

Best Wishes, Paul - Safe

 

Distance Learning Update

Posted by enquiriesimasa on April 23, 2020 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (2)

Member announcement;

 

In relation to online teaching (Distance Learning), In order to assist Instructors our Insurers (Allianz) have agreed that they will provide/extend cover for Instructors whilst teaching via recorded classes / live stream classes whilst on this Countries Lockdown, but please note;

 

The students would be taking part in these classes from home at their own risk.

They have advised that all Clubs and Instructors update their risk assessments to reflect training from home, and take all measures to ensure that there is adequate, safe space for the training and activities that will be carried out.

Any member student taking part in the online classes should also carry out a risk assessment to ensure that there is adequate space for the activities being carried out.

 

Junior members should be supervised by an over 18yrs family member.

 

Advice Only

IMASA would recommend for your safety that you record the sessions, advise that you confirm to the online viewers that you are recording their session and that their permission is granted, the reason would be such as; if a claim was made for Online Abuse and or Negligence, you would require proof for your defence, just to name a couple of the down falls we can see from online training.

 

Best wishes, Paul - Stay Safe.

 

Data App

Posted by enquiriesimasa on March 25, 2020 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (2)

This app has launched today from researchers at Kings College to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and identify at risk cases sooner by self-reporting your symptoms daily, even if you feel well Download this App, it is easy to use

https://covid.joinzoe.com ;

Please share the app with everyone you know on Facebook & Messenger. They need to get this to a lot of people fast to collect enough data to see the hidden cases – this Virus is an iceberg below the water that we are all sailing into. Thank you! App is fully functional and will be more beautiful over the next few days!

Share the app and share your “well/ill” status and let’s get some data for the policy makers to work with.

Stay safe; stay healthy.

 

Covid-19 Update

Posted by enquiriesimasa on March 25, 2020 at 7:20 AM Comments comments (0)

IMASA Instructors additional extention for online Distance Learning, whilst on Lockdown.

Member announcement;

 

 

In relation to online teaching, Insurers have confirmed that they will provide cover, but note that all third parties will be taking part at their own risk.

 

 

They have advised that all Clubs and Instructors update their risk assessments to reflect training from home, and take all measures to ensure that there is adequate, safe space for the training and activities that will be carried out.

 

 

Any member/student taking part in the online classes should also carry out a risk assessment to ensure that there is adequate space for the activities being carried out.

 

 

Junior members should be supervised by an over 18yrs family member.

 

 

Best wishes, Paul - Stay Safe


COVID-19

Posted by enquiriesimasa on March 23, 2020 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi all,

COVID-19 has drastically changed the way we live our lives so we wanted to let you know what we are doing to support both our employees and members.

 

Like all Associations, we have had to change the way we work for a while in order to protect the health and well-being of our employees and Members.

 

All usual channels of communication remain in place so please don't hesitate to reach out as you normally would/should you require any assistance.

Due to the Governments closures of Leisure Centre's/Gym's and recommendations of Social distancing, we will not want to be encouraging social gatherings - For the safety of your and student families please take the Governments advise and stay at home and Isolate, Isolate and Isolate.

 

It seems pointless to purchase Indemnities or Instructor Cover as this would appear to be invalid, due to the advise and guidance given.

 

We would appreciate, were possible that club renewals and Instructor registrations proceed as normal, every little helps to keep IMASA on a stable financial platform - We will understand if not possible due to your own financial difficulties or worries.

 

Stay safe through these difficult times - We look forward to seeing you once this virus is beaten and things get back to normal, or what-ever normal will look like after this Pandemic.

Beth's at No 10 Again

Posted by enquiriesimasa on February 29, 2020 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Beth from BKA Shukokai Karate (Wales) was in 10 Downing Street on Thursday (second time) met and had a chat with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Carol Vorderman, Beth has won another Welsh National Award in April she now has 6 National UK Awards for her work in Martial Arts, she is grading students next Friday so should have some more for you soon.

GARRY



National Award

Posted by enquiriesimasa on November 25, 2019 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (2)

We are proud to congratulate an IMASA Member Bethan Owen from one of our Welsh Clubs; for the Awards presented at the National Awards Night in London.



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