We all love Jiu Jitsu, but please don’t bring your child or yourself in if you’re not well.
Jiu Jitsu will still be there when you’re feeling better and you can make up the classes, except if all the coaches get sick and there’s no one to teach.
We do everything in our power to make sure the gym stays clean and nasty colds / flu aren’t spread, but we need your help.
Here’s a quick guide as to whether you should train or not:
- How does your child feel? Variations from normal behavior are the best indicators of illness. You know your child best; trust your instincts.
- Fever. If you / your child has a fever at night, he/she should not train the next morning. Temperatures are lower in the morning and a fever may occur again in the afternoon. Please wait 24 hours after the fever breaks before sending you / your child back to training.
- Upset stomach. If you / your child vomits during the night, do not send him/her to school the next day. Please wait 24 hours after a you / child vomits before sending your child back to training.
- Diarrhea. Loose and frequent stools have many causes. Do not send a child to training until bowel movements are normal.
- Cold. Be sure a child knows how to handle tissues for coughing, sneezing and nose blowing, and practice good hand washing techniques. Your child may go to training as long as he or she does not have a fever or discomfort. If symptoms are severe (e.g., persistent cough or severe runny nose with thick mucous that will consistently interrupt their work or rest time), please keep you / your child at home so he/she may rest and recover.
- Earache. Never ignore an earache. Contact your doctor and keep you / your child at home.
- Contagious Condition. Head lice (see below), scabies, impetigo, chicken pox, strep throat, measles, rubella, mumps, whooping cough, meningitis and some forms of conjunctivitis (pink eye) are contagious and must be properly treated and no longer contagious before your child may attend training. Please let us know if you / your child has a contagious condition so that other parents can be alerted.
As instructors, our priority is the safety and health of everyone in the academy, so if we feel your child or you are too sick to train, we will send you home.