Advanced Class: 5.45 – 6.30 pm
(CLASS IS BY INVITATION ONLY)
24-27 White Lion Street
London N1 9PD
BEGINNERS Class: 5.45 – 6.30 pm
24-27 White Lion Street
London N1 9PD
Mixed Level Class: 9.45 – 10.30 am
24-27 White Lion Street
London N1 9PD
Claremont Hall KIDS CLASS Covid-19 Operating Procedure
1. Deciding whether to send your child to class
We would like to encourage our students, where possible, to now return to in-person training. We are keen for the children to return to a more normal lifestyle, and direct human interaction with their classmates is part of this, and is important for their mental health.
Please remember that the Zoom classes will continue to run indefinitely, and are available as an alternative means of accessing the class for anyone who is unable to attend in person.
It remains the parent/guardian’s responsibility to decide whether it is best for their child to attend class at Claremont, or if it would be better for them to attend the class on Zoom. Please remember that your decision can affect the safety of your family members, as well as those of everyone else in class.
We ask that persons who have been told that they are in any of the “at-risk” categories use their own discretion about whether their children should continue to use the Zoom classes, even when they have received both doses of the vaccine.
If your child has any symptoms of Covid-19, or you have been told that they should self-isolate, they MUST NOT attend class.
In order to attend class at Claremont, you will need to book a place for the term in advance. (Initially spaces will be limited at the current level, and this will be gradually increased over the summer of 2021. Where a class is oversubscribed, priority will be given to the children who have been training for the longest period of time). This is done by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org to book your child’s place. If the class is full, your child may be able to attend class on a different day. If you haven’t pre-booked, your child will not be able to train at Claremont. In this case your child can still join the class using Zoom.
If your child will be unable to attend a booked class, please notify the Instructors as soon as possible, in order to make space for others.
2. Preparing your child to attend class
Preparation checklist for your child
- They should have their own hand gel
- Thy should bring a face covering to class
- They should put on their uniform at home – please avoid getting changed at Claremont if at all possible.
Your child should use the toilet before they leave home!
Please check your child for Covid-19 symptoms before you decide they should attend class. If they have any symptoms, your family should self-isolate, and use NHS 111 online service for advice.
3. Getting to Class
Please consider your route to class – is it possible to avoid public transport? Choose a route which will minimise your risk of infection.
4. Arriving at Claremont
Please remember that Claremont is an over 55’s community centre, and consequently many of its members are vulnerable. For this reason, we ask all class attendees to take account of this and obey the following requirements.
If you are early, please wait outside the venue, and do not congregate in the main corridor. Please do not enter the building until it is time for the class to start.
As the building is an over-55’s community centre, we ask that your child should please wear a face covering whilst moving through the building to the training hall. If they wish, they can then remove their face covering for the training session.
We will no longer be temperature checking students as they enter the building.
Each child should then use their own hand gel or the dispensers provided to clean their hands before class.
Belongings should be placed at the back of the room and the child should then form up in the New Hall.
There is no longer a requirement to observe the one-way system through the building.
Parents/guardians will still be asked NOT to remain in the building during class. Please wait for your child on White Lion Street to collect them afterwards. Please do not be late to collect your child. Parents/guardians will be welcome to join the Zoom session to observe the class and monitor their child. We will review this requirement, and this may change in the Autumn.
5. During Class
Please note that it is NOT mandatory to wear face coverings for exercise classes. If you wish your child to wear a face-covering, it is your responsibility to ensure that they know how to wear it correctly. Care should be taken not to touch the face if they need to adjust the covering.
Class format and exercises have been modified during this period to minimise risk to attendees. These take account of distancing, breathing and sweating as well as touching the floor with hands, etc. Over the coming months, certain exercises will be reintroduced, within the guidelines set by our governing body. Please discuss these with the Instructor if you want further information.
Doors and windows will remain open throughout class to ensure proper ventilation of the training room.
In general, the majority of the classes will be spent formed up, with the children at least 1m distant form their neighbour, and all facing in the same direction. Initially exercises involving hitting the pads and partnered with an adult will not be compulsory. Children may also wear a facemask during this period if you or they wish.
We are asking all hall users to not use the toilet unless it’s absolutely necessary. In this case the toilets are all to be used as marked, and on a one-in, one-out basis, with only one person in a toilet at any one time. Your child should ensure that they wash their hands thoroughly after use.
The children must not share food or drink.
If, at any point during the class, your child starts to feel unwell, they should notify the Instructor immediately, and follow their instructions.
6. At the End of Class
Your child should be careful to make sure they haven’t left any items or rubbish behind! Clearing these up will put others at risk of infection.
7. Leaving Class
Children should wash their hands using hand gel or hand sanitisers.
Children should leave promptly and not congregate in the main corridor.
They should double check to make sure they haven’t left anything (including rubbish) behind – clearing this up will put others at risk!
8. Arriving home
We still recommend the following best practice when your child arrives back at home.
Your child should take off their uniform and reusable mask and these should be put straight into the washing machine.
They should then take a shower before doing anything else.
Kids Kung Fu
Our Kung Fu classes for kids are great fun! Children learn discipline and respect, while also improving their coordination, spatial awareness and overall confidence.
Our traditional Chinese martial arts classes for kids are held at Angel in Islington (Wednesday and Saturday), Archway (Saturday) and at Stoke Newington in Hackney (Tuesday).
The classes are great for building confidence and self-discipline, as well as coordination and building self-defence skills.
what They’re Saying
Our son (7) has grown and developed in focus, physical awareness and self-belief through Kung fu classes and gradings and the positive and professional teachings of Kerry and Dave. We thoroughly recommend this club – my wife is considering joining too!”
Most importantly they are having fun while doing it and are happy to keep training, and that is great for kids of that age (9 and 10) who usually give up easily on activities.
[…] by far, the best class my son (5) does in terms of encouraging balance, coordination plus good listening and general discipline. And it’s very entertaining to watch!