TFK's Covid-19 Phase 2 "New Normal" FAQ

Are you offering virtual classes?


What's going to happen with tuition pricing?


What precautions will you be taking in the dojo?


How many people can attend a class?


Can we just show up for a class the way we used to?


How will we schedule our attendance?


Will students' time slots change from week to week?


What if none of the time slots work for the student/ their family?


What are the new protocols for students to attend class?


Can parents wait in the lobby?


How many in-person group classes can I take each week?


Why are all the classes so short?


We have multiple students (at least 3) in our family - can we have our own class?
-or-
We are in a quarantine bubble with another household - can we have our own class?


What happens when...?


 

Are you offering virtual classes?

Yes! If a student/family is not yet comfortable returning to the dojo, they are welcome to continue with virtual classes only. Although, due to time constraints. we will not be able to offer as many virtual classes as before, we are taking pains to arrange the new schedule so that each age/rank grouping still has two virtual classes each week that they can attend.

What's going to happen with tuition pricing?

We began offering our Coronavirus Solidarity Discount when this all started back in March. Starting with your July invoice, our pricing structure will be as follows:

  • Option 1: Virtual Classes Only - 20% discount will continue to be applied to your normal monthly rate.
  • Option 2: Virtual Classes + one in-person group class per week - regular pre-corona membership price.

Time permitting, we may also offer an enhanced option, priced appropriately, that would allow a student to book additional in-person class time with Keith, either individually or in a semi-private class with other people. We need to see how the transition back to in-person classes plays out before we can make any decisions about offering this level of training at this time.

What precautions will you be taking in the dojo?

Students will be stationed 6 feet apart There will be no partner work at this time (there may be exceptions for students who share a household - discussed elsewhere in this FAQ). Students will still be able to progress through the ranks.

There will be new safety/PPE protocols that students and family members will need to follow, discussed elsewhere in this FAQ.

We are closing the changing rooms for the time being - students should arrive in their uniforms.

For as long as the weather is warm enough, we will be keeping the front and back doors open whenever there are in-person classes taking place, and will have fans at each entrance to encourage the circulation of outdoor air through the building.

We have ample supplies of hand sanitizer.

How many people can attend a class?

Right now, we are setting up mat islands for four people. Once we see how that works, we may consider expanding to six kids at a time - for adults, we will probably stay at four, since adults are larger and may need more space.

Can we just show up for a class the way we used to?

Unfortunately, no. Not only do the state guidelines specifically state that "customers shall schedule their attendance in a group fitness class in advance of arriving," practically speaking there is no other way to make sure that everyone gets to take a class, while avoiding having to turn people away at the door because our class sizes are so constrained.

How will we schedule our attendance?

We'll be releasing a new schedule of classes in a couple of days. Enough classes will be available for each age/rank group (except tots, and tai chi) that each student should have a choice of at least 2 different class times. For now, we're going low-tech and will ask you to simply email us with your 1st choice and 2nd choice, and we will fill the classes on a first-come first-served basis and advise you of your time slot.

Will students' time slots change from week to week?

Not at this time. If that becomes possible in the future, we will let you know.

What if none of the time slots work for the student/ their family?

As always, talk to Keith, and he will do whatever he can to accommodate you.

What are the new protocols for students to attend class?

If a student or anyone in their household is feeling unwell, they must not attend in-person classes, and should attend virtual classes only until the situation is resolved. Likewise, if they or anyone in their household have been exposed to someone suspected or confirmed to have Covid-19, they should wait for an appropriate period of time (current guideline is 14 days) before returning to classes.

All students and anyone else who enters the building will be required to wear a mask. We will have masks available for purchase.

Students should:
  • wear their uniforms to class as the changing rooms will be closed for the time being.
  • make an extra trip to the bathroom before they arrive. Our bathroom will be available, but it's best for everyone if usage is minimized.
  • wait in the car until a few minutes before class - students will not be able to hang out in the lobby before or after their class.
  • wear shoes that are easy to take off and put on. Consider leaving socks at home. At the end of class, students will be invited to exit the dojo floor one at a time to enter the lobby and put on their shoes. Being able to do this quickly will help us avoid bottlenecks and delays.

Can parents wait in the lobby?

We understand that parents often like to watch their kids' classes. However our lobby is small and can't accomodate very many people under the current guidelines. We will have appropriately-distanced seating for two people in the lobby. If there are no seats available, you may wait outside (please be careful to maintain distancing from others who may be waiting) or in your car.

How many in-person group classes can I take each week?

For now, we only have capacity to offer each student the opportunity to take one in-person group class per week. For each age/rank group (except Tots), we will have at least two class times to choose from. We will ask you to provide us with your first choice and second choice, and will do what we can to accomodate everyone.

Why are all the classes so short?

A couple reasons:
  • we need time to disinfect between in-person classes, and
  • the best information currently available suggests that limiting how close you are to others, and the amount of time you are around any particular person, are both important to reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission.

As circumstances evolve, we may find that longer class times are both possible and appropriate, and will keep everyone informed of any changes.

We have multiple (at least 3) students in our family - can we have our own class?
-or-
We are in a quarantine bubble with another household - can we have our own class?

Yes to both! If you have a group of 3 - 6 students (mixed ages and ranks are fine) who are in the same household or in a quarantine bubble together, we can work with you to find a time for a dedicated class. This is at no extra charge, since providing your group with a dedicated class will open up slots in our socially-distanced group classes for other students. All students will still be required to wear a mask and follow all other protocols.

What happens when: the weather gets colder; my schedule changes because I have to go back to my physical office to work; school starts; regulations get looser; regulations get tighter; there's a second wave, etc.?

Everything that once seemed stable and certain is now in flux. We will continue to anticipate, respond, adapt, and do our level best to continue to serve our community, for as long as we can.