The health and safety of all our members, their families and the community is of paramount importance and we would urge everyone to continue to adhere to the N I Executive and Department of Health guidance.

Northern Ireland Judo is working closely with its affiliate body, the British Judo Association, Sport NI and The Department Of Communities Advisory Panel to establish a safe return to judo clubs for members, coaches and volunteers.

The protocols below provides guidance for Phase 1 of a ‘Safe Return to Judo’.

This guidance is subject to change depending on ongoing Government advice.

Please note this does not necessarily mark a return to full-contact judo as we know it, but it will allow clubs to re-open and start that process. In order for clubs to begin to re-open, they will need to adhere to the guidance as well as completing and returning a Club Declaration Form to British Judo.

If a club is unable to fully adhere to these guidelines, then they have been advised to remain closed until they are able to do so.

Therefore, not all clubs will return at the same time.

Individual clubs will contact their own members with details on when they expect to return, how classes will change and what to expect on return.

Please do not just turn up to your club if you know it has started back to classes, as numbers will be restricted depending on each club’s facility size. Wait until you are contacted by your club.

Please assist your club in all hygiene, social-distancing and safety requirements.


N I Judo Safe Return Protocols

Athlete / Club Member Indemnity Form

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