Infection Policy

Summary of Infection Control Procedures

  • Participants and staff should not train when they know they have any form of infectious disease.
  • All open cuts and abrasions must be reported and treated immediately.
  • It is every participant’s responsibility to maintain strict personal hygiene at all times, in all activities on and off the mat.
  • It is strongly recommended that all adult participants be vaccinated against Hepatitis B.
  • All participants with prior evidence of the listed diseases and infections are strongly advised to obtain confidential advice and clearance from a doctor prior to participation.
  • Fingernails and toenails must be kept short and neatly trimmed to prevent causing cuts and injuries to other participants.
  • Toilets and all common areas (including dressing rooms) are to be kept clean and tidy.
  • Shoes or thongs must be worn in the toilets.
  • No shoes or footwear are permitted on the mats in the dojo.
  • The mats are to be disinfected at least weekly.
  • Spitting is NOT permitted.
  • When cleaning up blood and body substances:
    • gloves must be worn;
    • if the blood spill is large, confine and contain the spill;
    • remove the bulk of the blood and body substances with absorbent material, e.g. paper towels;
    • place the paper towels in a sealed plastic bag and dispose with normal garbage.
    • clean the spill site with a detergent solution;
  • Sharing of towels, face washers, personal equipment & uniforms and drink containers must NOT occur.
  • Each student should purchase their own weapons for personal use. Do not loan or borrow weapons.