Due to the current situation with Covid -19 I will be closed until further notice. I'm hoping to re-open in the near future, government enforced lock down permitting!! I will keep everyone informed. As it stands I fully intend to re-open, although I may be forced to run a considerably reduced schedule for a time. We will see!
I myself am having to self isolate after my son came home from his school in Stockport and overnight has developed a dry persistent cough and cold like symptoms. Hopefully this is just a common cold and terrible timing! However obviously I can't take that risk with the health of the general public and in particular my students and their respective families.
My NHS work has gone for the foreseeable future, and I've had numerous cancellations at the gym for reasons that I completely understand and support. Some of you are self employed and like myself your business is affected by the Corona virus and you have family of your own to support.
Some of you have elderly or vulnerable relatives or dependents and you simply can't risk the chance of infecting them. I completely understand and support this. Please stay safe! & I wish you the best in terms of coping with this catastrophic event in the long term.
However if you do still have an income, and you can continue to pay your regular monthly payments for one more month I would be eternally grateful! As at this moment I'm left in ," no man's land", with next to no income and although I'm investigating as we speak, currently no benefits either.
There are various government loans and grants available. However I don't fit the criteria for many of them. As I sub-let for a set all inclusive monthly payment, as opposed to paying rates.
I will do what I can, and at this moment I'm fully intending to re-open government enforced lock down permitting!
I may not be able to continue in business for much longer after this anyway, but it is my intention to do so, and if not to somehow honour everyone's who continues to financially support me. In the worst case scenario this might mean completing any outstanding PT paid for in a different venue down the road.
Or it might mean hiring a public space for a day and offering a free 4 hour seminar to any students who pay monthly if I'm not able to honour the last month of training at the gym as it stands.
I don't know right now . Like millions across the country my future is uncertain. However if you can make your regular payments for one more month I will make sure that I honour them in some form! If you can't then I completely understand, but please do me the courtesy of getting in touch and letting me know, so I can at least budget as effectively as possible whilst trying to move forward.
In the meantime I'm looking at posting some stuff online so you can continue to train at home. The majority will be free content on YouTube with some additional content on the crowd funded Patrion site for a small monthly fee ( approximately £1 per week).
Depending on the extent of the lockdown I'm not sure how feasible this option will be, but I'll do what I can. Please check the website periodically and if you're on Facebook follow ," Jon Santry Martial arts", for updates.
Thank you all sincerely for your valid and hopefully continuous custom. Please stay safe! and take care of you and yours!