The SWC recognises that all risks cannot be reduced to zero; therefore this risk assessment prioritises the significant risks in line with Government Guidance. For all activities, Instructors will dynamically assess risks and put in place control measures and record as required. Concerns, changes in risk management practice that are seen by Instructors to be significant should be reported to


This Risk Assessment should be read in conjunction with SWC Health & Safety Policy, and our Risk Assessments (as appropriate) and the latest Government Guidance

As a result of COVID-19,the SWC has produced this Risk Assessment to help our Clubs comply with the Government Guidelines. It is important to understand that these measures are taken in a bid to minimise the risk of COVID-19 being passed between participants whilst Training. SWC and our Clubs will do their upmost to provide a safe environment but take no responsibility for members who contract COVID-19, however contracted. The responsibility for a safe training environment is shared between the Instructors and the members. Members must make their own risk assessment as to where, when or whether they will train. Members have the responsibility to NOT train or attend the class if they have any symptoms that may be in anyway related to COVID-19. Furthermore, if they have had contact with anyone who has, or is suspected of being infected with the COVID-19 virus they must NOT train and should follow government guidelines on isolation, timescales etc.

The responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of those under 18 years of age is with the parent/guardian. Please note that this risk assessment is by no means exhaustive or comprehensive – other risks may emerge. SWC will continue to work within the latest Government guidelines and therefore this risk assessment will be reviewed and updated as necessary.

Significant Risks People at Risk Measures to reduce risk Review
Infection transmission via airborne or physical contact. Whilst changing/showering ALL Member should arrive and leave in a freshly laundered clothing and shower at home. Many venues

Shower facilities are closed

Infection transmission via airborne & physical transmission


ALL Wear face masks & gloves when travelling to/from, entry/exit of the venue


Infection transmission by physical contact ALL Hand wash facilities at venue/ encourage members to bring hand sanitiser – pre-entry and exit from the venue


Infection transmission by physical contact with surfaces ALL Avoid contact with door handles etc if possible. Wear gloves. Wash hands/hand sanitiser gel


Spectators attending with members.


ALL No spectators permitted at this time.


Infection transmission by

physical contact whilst


ALL No physical contact. Maintain physical separation in line with Government guidelines. Limit training time when members face each other. See Training Guidelines for COVID-19


First Aid – Injury

requiring medical

treatment, and/or

hospital visit.

ALL Ensure you have a qualified First Aider present. Review First Aid Procedures in line with the COVID-19 restrictions and precautions. Assistance from the Sports Centre. (if available)


Venue size affects social distancing ALL Max Class Capacity 14, Average class size 10 to 12


Class capacity reduced to ensure social distancing ALL Maintain 2m in all directions when training




Students arriving at the venue ALL Each student enters the venue via the designated entry door, cleans their hands with Sanitiser on arrival.


Students leaving venue ALL Each student cleans their hands with Sanitiser on leaving and takes all their possessions with them. Students leave immediately via designated exit.


Instructors leaving / closing venue ALL Instructors will cleans their hands with Sanitiser on leaving.


Instructors will sanitise all door handles / push bars etc prior to locking up.


Register (for track and trace) ALL All students on arrival (after use of sanitiser) will go to an instructor who will then be scanned in on our attendance register for track and trace purposes.


NB – should it come to light any student showing symptoms of Covid 19, then the instructors will contact all students who have trained with that student and request they obtain immediate medical advice from their health care practitioner (GP etc)


Procedures to follow should a Student / Instructor report that they are showing Covid 19 symptoms during a session ALL The person affected will immediately put a mask on and move to the foyer to keep away from the other students.


Arrangements will be made for a family member/friend to collect the person asap if they are not able to get themselves home.


The session will be cancelled and all other students will vacate the premises, via the Hall fire exit at the far end of the Hall.


Venue management will be advised so that the premises can remain closed for 72 hours.


Attendees will be provided to the venue management for track and trace purposes.



Training Guidelines for COVID-19

Please see below basic training guidelines. These may be modified as we have more information and/or government guidelines change. Members should make the Club Instructors aware of any underlying medical condition which may be adversely affect by COVID19. These are all subject to guidance put in place by the Sports Centre/ Venue Management.

Training Routine Guidance


Instructors Instructors will have no physical contact with any of the training participants or attendees. Follow Government guidelines regarding distance between you and your students.


Spacing / Calculation of venue capacity


Utilise the full floor area of the venue to achieve the required separation. Follow Government guidelines. Do not exceed capacity. Work with Sports Centre /Venue Management
Warm Up and Stretch


To be performed such that the recommended separation is maintained.


Forms To be performed such that the recommended separation is maintained.


Sparring and Drills


No physical contact. Distance between partners should be in line with Government guidelines


Cleaning and Sanitisation


If a student does make contact with instructor or other student they must use sanitiser on hands and area affected.


Use of Kiai


In Wing Chun we do not use Kiai (type of power shouting) however students will be reminded not to do so, some students do cross train in other martial arts.


This is to prevent droplets ejected to the atmosphere.