Stringent Protocols Continue
Upon reopening at the start of Ontario’s phase 3, NOX Dojo opted to use Karate Canada’s phase 1 protocols to maintain the safety of our members and community. Although inconvenient, nothing is more important than the safety of our NOX Dojo tribe. As we enter into the next wave, NOX Dojo continues to adhere to strict CoVid-19 best practices for all our safety.
Our strategy is as follows.
Step 1: Extensive Cleaning Protocols. NOX Dojo has adopted a before, during, between, and after sanitizing protocol
- Before class, the dojo is fogged with a sanitizer to get into hard to reach any areas and kill viruses suspended as air particles
- During class, any equipment touched is sanitized with either hydrogen peroxide, alcohol, or disinfectant.
- Between classes, pods are sprayed with our industrial commercial sanitizer
- After class, the dojo is mopped with disinfectant
Step 2: Gatekeeping. The following protocols reduces the risks of the Covid-19 virus to enter the dojo.
- Members are required to stay home if someone in the household has travelled outside the country and if there is an illness.
- Unless there is a medical reason, everyone must wear a mask before entering the dojo.
- Athletes’ temperatures are taken before participating. Our thermometer responds with a colour code and if in the “red” permission to enter the dojo is denied.
- Upon entering, everyone uses hand sanitizer.
- Changing rooms and the strength training room is not for use at this time.
Step 3: Mitigating. If someone is asymptomatic and passes our gatekeeping protocols these added best practices will further mitigate transfer of the virus.
- The dojo has been separated into pods that are a minimum or 2 square meters and further spaced 2 meters apart. (Phase 3 only require a 2 meter distance between partners)
- Between every class, pods that were used are disinfected
- Masks are worn during class unless mandated differently by York Region. (Sport Canada does not mandate mask wearing while training in pods. At NOX however, we are continuing the use of face covering while training)
- There is no partner work unless within families
- Family members can work together using the family size pods.
NEW FOR OCTOBER
- Starting in October, spectators entering the dojo will also have their temperature taken and use hand sanitizer.
- Everyone, including spectators, entering the dojo must now sign in.
As we learn and adjust to living during the pandemic, NOX Dojo will continue to strive to provide the best and safest training environment in our community. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.