Elora Karate Dojo

Covid policy

When you enter the Elora Centre for the Arts:

  • No waiting inside for your class. You may wait outdoors or in your vehicle until 5 minutes before your class starts. There are markers outside to indicate safe distancing while waiting in line. 

  • Parents, please wait outside of the Centre. If you need to speak with Sensei Barb, please schedule a call or book a meeting. 

  • You must wear a mask when indoors.

  • Karate students will use the front stairs. Dancers will use the back stairs. 

  • Obey the signage that is posted by ECFTA. Their full policy is available on the ECFTA website.

  • The ECFTA will not provide garbage/recycling services. If you bring it in, you must bring it home


Before your class:

  • Arrive dressed in your uniform. Change rooms are not available.

  • Masks must be worn during classes.

  • Sanitize your hands at the entrance.

  • Go to an empty zone. This is your space for the whole class. 

  • Bring a water bottle. Keep it in your zone. 

  • At the end of class, disinfect any equipment that you used.

  • Sanitize your hands when you leave.


General protocols:

  • Maximum 6 students per class.

  • Maximum 10 people in the dojo at any time.

  • Hands must be sanitized upon entry and exit.

  • There are 5 minute gaps between classes for exit and entry. The entire class must vacate the Centre before the next class enters. 

  • Zones are marked on the floor for 10 feet of physical distancing.

  • You will be booked into your core class automatically.

  • You must pre register and pay online for optional classes. 

  • You will be expected to help sanitize the equipment after use.

  • Do not attend class if you are ill. Stay home. If you arrive sick, we will send you home.

  • You can request a Zoom link to attend class remotely, for any reason. 

  • If you leave the country, or have come into contact with a person who has been exposed to Covid-19, please wait two weeks before returning to in-person class or provide proof of a negative Covid test.


Other information:

  • Bubble classes for household members and social bubbles are available for students who wish to participate in close-contact training like bag work, sparring or bunkai. If you want to participate in bubble classes, you must provide a special group waiver.

  • Attendance is critically important, especially in small classes. For intermediate students and above: If you miss more than 30% of your classes over two or more months, we may give your spot to someone else and move you to a lower demand class.  

  • Masks must be worn indoors. We have modified the way we do cardio training to accommodate mask wearing.   If you have a medical exemption, please ask about online classes.

  • Masks are optional for children aged 5 and under, when accompanied by a masked caregiver. Please review the Kinder Karate protocols for more information.

  • In case of another lockdown, we will move to online classes under your current schedule and membership level. Students will have access to two core classes per week online, plus one private kata review with Kyoshi Mike or Sensei Barb every other week. 

  • In the case of lockdown, there are no refunds for membership and training fees, although we may make exceptions in extreme situations.  Please review the refund policy.