Corona measures at SCA

How is SCA responding to the Covid-19 situation?

COVID-19 Update June 4th

Dear members,

Thanks to the further relaxation of the corona measures, training at SCA will also be better possible! This newsletter furthermore goes into the topic of a safe sporting climate and SCA socks.


Relaxation of measures and training
With the further relaxation of the corona measures, we can fence more freely again! From Monday June 7 onwards, it is no longer necessary to maintain 1,5 m distance while fencing. This means that the special rules for during matches will no longer be applicable. In addition, dressing rooms will be accessible again. The maximum number of fencers per training session will furthermore be increased to 28 and it will be possible to join two training sessions per week. Additionally, if a spot for the next day training session is still open at 22:00 it is free to take by anyone.

It will still be mandatory to subscribe before a training session via the online form. It is furthermore important to wear a face mask and to maintain 1,5 m distance from other fencers when not on the piste.


Club Confidant and a safe sporting climate

SCA is looking for a volunteer to fulfill the role of club confidant. The board has been looking into maintaining, and if necessary enhancing, a safe sporting climate. Having a club confidant forms an important pillar for maintaining a safe sporting climate in every club.

A club confidant is a trustworthy, open and accessible point of contact for SCA members in the case of ethical, integrity or unwanted behaviour issues. He or she will specifically be responsible for listening and supporting members who encounter these issues, and might be helping in coming up with solutions. The club confidant can furthermore, together with a member, file a complaint or report an incident to the board

Are you interested in fulfilling this role, or do you know someone who would like to? Let us know by sending an e-mail to


SCA Socks

There are still SCA socks available! We have so far only heard positive feedback regarding the quality and look of the socks. So ask one of the trainers whether there still are socks in your size!


See you on the piste soon!

SchermCentrum Amsterdam


Questions about the measures at SCA? First check whether they have been answered below.

What does SCA expect from parents and caretakers?

Because the facilities of the FOS remain closed, we ask parents to arrange as much in advance as possible. For example, make sure that children are already dressed for fencing, that they have been to the toilet, and that they have a filled water bottle.

Drop off and pick up
Parents are not allowed to be present in the fencing hall. Parents are therefore requested to drop off children at the fencing hall before training. After the training, parents are expected to pick up their children on time. Pay attention to the distance of one and a half meters.

When are you allowed to train?

Does your child have a cold? Stay at home. Has there been any recent contact with a corona patient? Stay at home. Only together can we fight the coronavirus.

Where do the fencing classes take place?

The fencing classes take place in the fencing hall of the Frans Otten Stadium. For childern the entrance is via the building, for adults via the doors of the fencing hall overlooking the grass field. Please note that the facilities of the Frans Otten Stadium are not accessible during this period.

To what should members be attentive?

In order to be able to exercise safely together, it is important that we follow the RIVM guidelines. That means that you have to stay at home when you have an illness or a cold. You should also wash your hands before and after a workout. And always keep a distance of one and a half meters – before, during and after a workout.

What do adults need to pay attention to?

Adults are asked to enter the fencing hall via the doors overlooking the grass field. Fencing bags must remain out of the fencing hall, so for adults this will be outside under the roof.

Do you need to wear fencing gear?

Yes, with fencing starting back up, all members must wear fencing gear throughout the training.

Are we allowed to bring non-members?

No, the classes are only open to members at this point of time. Non-members are welcome as soon as the current measures are lifted. Parents, other family and friends are not allowed in the fencing hall.