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Abingdon Fencing Club COVID-19Update

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AFC Return to Fencing Survery Reponse
Questions raised from recent survey with responses

What actions do you consider Abingdon Fencing Club need to take to make you feel safe?

Could it be done outside when it's dry?
British Fencing have advised that fencing should not take place outside on grass or other surfaces due to potential injuries which could be caused
Keep 2m distance from the students
This is currently under discussion by the government and we will be following the advice given at the time we are able to return to fencing
Regular hygiene cleaning of shared equipment / Would it be possible for kit to be washed and then loaned to me (so I could wash after each session)
The majority of the adults jackets have already been washed since fencing had to stop during March. Other kit will be washed once we are able to access it. Abingdon Fencing Club are also looking to let juniors / members take the equipment home that they borrow and bring back with them each week – further information will be provided at a later date on this.
Providing a larger venue with more space to move, better and more accessible changing/washing facilities, sanitisers and hand gel, regularly/daily cleaned club equipment (not just clothing)  / Ensure adequate supply of sanitiser/ wipes?
Facilities which are available are limited. We will be ensuring that a supply a hand gel / wipes is available and British Fencing have advised that specific advise on how to clean equipment like Sword / Spools and boxes will be provided
Maybe mark out where people should fence so it easier to spread out. I suspect there'll be plenty of advice from British Fencing
A risk assessment will be carried out once more information is available from British Fencing and an update is known from the Government
It's not so much the club, it's that I need to minimise potential exposure as I am caring for vulnerable people and cannot
We will be following the advise / guidance issued from British Fencing / Government. Leon Paul have also made disposable mask shields which clip inside the masks – these can be obtained perhaps if enough people are interested once guidance is available the club could place a bulk order this way there is only one postal charge and they become cheaper to everyone.

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