Return to the Dojo

See Return to the Dojo by our Governing Body the British Aikido Board as approved by DCMS.

Guidance to members are set out in its Appendix 2

BAB Return to the Dojo »

The BAB issue updates through Supplementary papers the current advice for England is in No 37

The BAB has been advised that we have moved to Plan B of the Autumn / Winter Plan. Please read further details Dec21.

This is the current general information.

  • Full Contact Aikido is acceptable for Adults and Juniors.
  • There is no limit on class size or who you can train with.
  • The use of face covering is at the choice of the club leader, but is NOT a legal requirement.
  • The use of the NHS Track and Trace QR code to register at your club is suggested, but is not a legal requirement.
  • The use of the NHS COVID-19 App Passport to prove vaccination status or to request proof of a Negative Lateral Flow Test on the day of training is at the choice of the club leader.
  • Some of your club members may be anxious about contact aikido, The BAB suggests that you should be sensitive to this and you could refer to the BAB Return to the Dojo documentation Phase 2 & 3 for guidance.

Our Clubs


As Clubs are effected differently by the effects of COVID rules please contact the club concerned for an update regarding their opportunities to train.


Some clubs might not be able to offer classes initially for beginners to start.


Club Covid-19 Officer:


All Clubs will appoint their own COVID-19 Officer to ensure the Guidance is followed before opening for training.


Contact the Club's head Coach / Club Leader for a uptodate position.


BAB Covid Hub »