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Covid Update

Vale Millennium Fencing Club is currently closed and will re-open in line with advice from the Welsh Government as Wales will be in a Tier 4 Lockdown from 28th December.

Covid 19: IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Return to Fencing                              Please note "Normal" fencing sessions have been suspended since March 23rd 2020. Please read the following carefully. 

A Risk assessment has been undertaken and approved by the Vale Resort & Welsh Fencing. 
 
Vale Millennium Fencing Club adhere to Welsh Government/Welsh Fencing and Vale Resort regulations re. social distancing and restrictions relating to fencing activites.
 
To return to fencing safely we have implemented the following (a precis of the risk assessment):
IMPORTANT: THIS INFORMATION IS ESSENTIAL
-Prior booking with Matt or Lyn is ESSENTIAL. Failure to pre-book will result in an inability to attend/refused entry.
 
BOOKING PROTOCOL:
- Emails will be sent out to members by Tuesday.
- A reply stating that you are attending and have read and agreed to all Covid restrictions MUST be received by us by-  6pm on Thursday, otherwise a place cannot be held for you.
- Times and persons attending each session will be send to you on Friday, PLEASE READ the email carefully as the time, persons attending and sessions are not always the same.
-Please inform us if you cannot attend a session that has been pre-booked.
 
- The online health check form must be completed and returned online prior to attendance. 
- Temperature will be taken on entering the premises and if found to be high you cannot attend.
- Frequent hand sanitisation.
-No sharing of kit, beginners may borrow club kit on the understanding that any kit misplaced/broken will be charged at the replacement cost. The kit is not cheap; a replacement jacket can cost upwards of 80.00, plastron 60.00 Mask 90.00, Glove 25.00, breeches 60.00, chest protector 25.00 foil:90 epee 90 sabre 80.
-A face mask MUST be worn when transitting through the public areas of the venue.
-There is NO sparring, group or individual lessons in Wales. Members of the SAME family may spar. 
- "Pod" sizes for training are set for the size of the room and for social distancing, we cannot change them (unless guidance changes) to bigger group sizes.
- Please arrive on time, appropriately dressed as training times are set.
-Please leave promptly.
-Remember to socially distance at all times.
-After attending a session if you feel ill please contact NHS Direct/Track & Trace and the coaches who will inform those attending your session and follow the Welsh Office guidance (Wales is different to England).
 
We hope that these measures will be not be required for too long and  look forward to working with everyone again.
 
If you have any questions,  please do not hesitate to contact us.
 
Best wishes to everyone.
 
Lyn & Matt
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Welsh Fencing & British Fencing Information Information re. Fencing Activities/Restrictions during Covid.

Please follow the links to the Welsh Fencing Home Nation Governing Body website and British Fencing Nationa Governing Body websites for updates on changes to regulations and guidelines for returning to fencing activities during Covid.

 

PLEASE NOTE that Welsh Government and Welsh Fencing guidance supercedes that of British Fencing.

Currently (as of 6.12.20) Wales DOES NOT allow sparring or group/individual lessons to take place.

 

https://www.welshfencing.org/index.php
https://www.britishfencing.com/

 New Member Enquiries

For more information on how to start fencing during this time please contact:

 

Matt Russell email: mrussellfencing@gmail.com

Lyn Robinson email: lynrobinson63@yahoo.co.uk

 

Fencing sessions during Covid: Subject to change.

As we make our return to fencing Vale Millennium fencing club is committed to implementing and following the Guidance of the National and Regional Governing bodies British and Welsh Fencing to ensure a safe return to our sport.

 

All fencers are reminded to follow the new social distancing and sanitisation measures.

 

Vale fencing club runs throughout the year with the exception of Christmas and New Year.

 

Studio 2: Saturday morning Sessions during Covid:  

09.15-10.15am: Beginner and Novice "Pod 1" 

 

10.30 am to 11.30 "Pod 2"  Novice fencers

 

11.45-12.45 "Pod 3"  Intermediate/Experienced/Competitive children & Adults.

 

13.00 -14.00 "Pod 4" 

Intermediate/experienced/Competitive children & Adults. This session may not always run.

 

Covid Fencing session training structure.

Structure for session is flexible and tailored to the abilities of participants.

Sessions are centered around family groups/pods.

 

Sparring, group and individual lessons are NOT permitted in Wales.

 

 

 

 

 

Structure of sessions: All activities are socially distanced.

 

Warm-up

Strength & conditioning

Ladder work

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

Footwork

Lunge/Hit pad work.

Use of  equipment to focus on hand - eye co-ordination.

Sparring is allowed between members of the same family.

Working on specific aspects of the British Fencing and British Academy of Fencing (BAF) profiency awards in a socially distanced manner.

 

 

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