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In this blog post, we will cover CAZA Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’s approach towards to current Coronavirus situation and how it will affect our classes and your membership status.
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As you know, the situation remains fluid. Therefore, we will reassess our response each day to ensure we are implementing the official Australian Department of Health guidelines.
Information for our decision-making process will be sourced from the www.health.gov.au website.
Please note that the following are of critical importance and we seek your active assistance in helping us minimise risk.
We are taking additional steps to minimise the risk of any virus surviving in the gym. These include:
Remember, we are strictly enforcing every standard hygiene and cleanliness rule. Rules apply to parents and children who aren’t training too.
Unless we are legally required to close the gym or an explicit recommendation to close gyms is made by the Department of Health, CAZA will remain open and regular classes will run as per usual. Therefore, fees remain payable on the regular schedule.
Please talk to us if you are experiencing financial difficulty.
Should you feel the need to take a more strict approach towards self-quarantine and social isolation, we fully understand. You are responsible for your health and the health of your family. Consider the risk to any business associates or clients too.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is about as high risk as any sport can be with regard to exposure to illness present in others. You need to decide for yourself if you feel safe enough to train while the Coronavirus risk exists.
According to the Department of Health, those most at risk of serious infection are:
Make the decision that is right for you.
We would like to thank you for your understanding during this extraordinary time. The BJJ community worldwide is struggling to deal with this situation as it is a serious risk to the very survival of gyms. That said, members’ health is paramount.
There is the possibility that we will be forced to close at some point. Should that be the case we hope that a few members can continue to support us during that time.
We have certainly received some very positive feedback from members who would like to continue paying their membership regardless of the gym closing. That is incredibly generous and we are grateful for that level of support.
We understand that people may experience financial strain as a result of employment loss and may need to pause their membership. However, if the gym has to close temporarily it still needs to pay overheads such as rent, electricity, insurance and so-on (unless the government legislates to suspend these costs). If those that can afford to can keep paying their memberships, it would help the club survive. But please, don’t put yourself into any financial hardship.
Should all this come to pass, we will have a special free seminar for members who support us through the time that we are forced to close. The seminar will include a BBQ for those members to further demonstrate our gratitude.
See you soon!
Last update: March 22nd 2020, 4:59 pm