Date: 17th July 2021
There seems to have been some very confusing information emanating from the Government regarding whether ‘contact’ aikido can commence from 19th July.
The British Aikido Board (BAB), who is the national Sport England representative for aikido associations including the JAC, is the body that has direct contact with Government. The BAB has issued a statement saying that ‘contact’ aikido can start once a final announcement has been made by the Government. This final announcement was due to be issued on Friday 16th July, but at 17th July the announcement has not been made. As we rely on authorisation from Government to ensure that our insurance is valid, it is felt that ‘contact’ aikido cannot commence from 19th July and, furthermore, not until this final Government statement has been issued.
We will keep you updated with any further information that we receive, In the meantime we hope that your are keeping well and taking care in what seems to be the ever-increasing Covid numbers currently circulating in the country.
Very best wishes
T W Ezra