Tai Ji Circle trustees have outlined the following Risk Assessment 20 July 2020, updated 29 November 2020, 17 May, 19 July 2021 and January 2022 to minimise any risk of contact and spread of Covid-19 during face to face classes in venue.

Venue Risk Assessment
• Have main doors open for entry and exit
• Signs to remind us to hand washing and keep 2 metres social distancing
• Antiseptic gel and wipes for surfaces
• Maximum 15-20 people in the halls at 1-2m apart facing towards the teacher
• Hall is airy and can leave the doors open when practicing and windows open where possible

TJC Requirement for staff and students
• Maximum 15-20 people in one class with teacher, all pre-registered with Bookwhen
• Take temperature at the door (if necessary)
• Hand washing for all
• Antiseptic gel and wipes for surfaces
• Students to scan QR Code on TJC Track and Trace Covid-19 NHS posters at each venue
• Everyone to sign in name/mobile with your own pen for TJC track and trace
• Chris operate the Bookwhen register from office/phone
• Students to bring own drinks/flasks/food
• Limited use of kitchen, one person to boil kettle and leave out for use
Students to wear masks or face coverings when entering building and confined areas/facilities and during class unless you have been granted a medical exception by your doctor, in which case you must wear the badge in class so that everyone knows you have a legitimate reason.
• Students in classes to remain calm and avoid fajin practice, excitement or singing!
• Wear your taiji clothes to classes or if changing clothes: men on the stage, women use the small room near the kitchen at St Paul’s or toilets at ICA. Keep your belongings spaced out.
• Use of toilets: as space is confined, only 2 people at same time
• Shifu Liu and Chris wearing masks for teaching when necessary and in between classes
• Taiji practice students 1-2 metres spaced side by side facing forward
• Social distance minimum 1.5-2 metres at any other times
• Students to pre book/pay online Bookwhen for classes/workshops for all venue activities
• NO CASH accepted for classes and workshops, and no drop-ins allowed.
• TJC to keep students contact details for track and trace for 21 days
• Arriving and exit with care and maintain distance when changing classes
• Shifu Liu will give a little careful posture correction with agreement with student, generally he will not wear a mask when teaching and will use antiseptic gel before touching a student. Please tell him if you would rather he did not give you correction.

From 19 July 2021: Capacity limits at sporting, entertainment, or business events are now removed, with full vaccination being a condition for entry by the end of September. (Government ruling)

Anyone who wants to attend face to face in venue taiji classes must read the following and notify us in advance and immediately if there might be any risk of your prior exposure to infection:

Covid Screening
• Have you or any in your household had a positive COVID-19 test in the last 14 days?
• Have you been in contact with any confirmed/suspected person in the last 14 days
• Have you or any in your household had any Covid-19 symptoms in the past 14 days?
• Are you working in close social contact with people?
• If you can think of any reason that you might be a risk to students or staff please ONLY attend online classes on Zoom
• Please notify Chris if you are having to self-isolate with positive symptoms and have attended a class recently.
• If you have been in contact with anyone who develops Covid-19 a few days afterwords, please avoid coming to class for 5 days and then do not attend class without having a negative lateral flow test beforehand.

Thank you for your cooperation to keep us all safe and well. 

Chris Jones, Shifu Liu and Trustees