Krav Maga is a sport and system of self defence that involves scenario training and direct contact between multiple training partners in the course of a single session. This includes contact to all areas of the face with the hands, which is a method by which coronavirus (Covid-19) can be transferred.
If you are a Krav Maga practitioner what should you do?
Public Health England
Full details here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Their primary message is the following:
Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms
Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
- a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
- a new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.
Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home.
Should I come training or attend an intro course? No.
In the light of recent information, we have shut down all FEKM-UK Krav Maga sessions until further notice to maintain social distancing as per the advice of the government. This means that all courses and the grading are cancelled. If we can all work together to find good ways to interact with each other and our students to maintain a level of training while we all go through this
This page will be updated as information available to the public changes.
Last update: 16/3/20