Elora Karate Dojo

Covid policy

About our policy

  • Our policy is based on the recommendations from public health and independent medical advice.  As the pandemic regulations change, our policy will change with it.

  • In general, we err on the side of caution. If you have questions about our rationale, please contact Sensei Barb.

Capacity limits

  • The standing occupancy limit of the dojo is 122 people.

  • While maintaining a 2 metre distance, the dojo can accommodate 18 people.

  • Kinder Karate classes are limited to 8 students, plus one instructor and one assistant.

  • Core classes are limited to 12 students, plus two instructors.


  • Masks must be worn during indoor classes. We have modified the way we do cardio training to accommodate mask wearing. 

  • We strongly recommend the use of N95 rated masks while training.


  • Proof of vaccination for Covid-19 is required for all students age 12 and up.

  • Sensei Barb and Kyoshi Mike are fully vaccinated.

When you enter the Elora Centre for the Arts:

  • Sanitize your hands when you enter and before you leave.

  • You must wear a mask in all common areas.

  • Obey the signage that is posted by ECFTA. More information on the  ECFTA website.

  • Please do not linger in the halls outside the dojo. You don't need to wait for the previous class to exit, but please don't enter the Centre more than 5 minutes early for your class.

Your responsibility:

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

  • Symptomatic individuals should isolate as per the provincial guidelines

  • If you are isolating, please contact the dojo with your isolation dates.

  • You can request a Zoom link to attend class remotely, for any reason. Please notify us by 4pm on the day of your class so we can set up the equipment for Zoom.

  • If you leave the province or 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.

In case of lockdown:

  • Classes will move online your current schedule and membership level. Core program students will have access to two classes per week online.  

  • Given the special considerations of young children, Kinder Karate classes will not be offered online, and students will receive class credit towards a future program.

  • 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.

Updated December 28 2021