QKA UPDATE – Stage 3 easing of restrictions

Hello All, Details concerning Stage 3 easing of restrictions have now been published.  Please follow the link shown below: https://www.health.qld.gov.au/system-governance/legislation/cho-public-health-directions-under-expanded-public-health-act-powers/business-activity-undertaking-direction/stage3 Karate is a member of the Indoor Sports Group.  A Queensland Health approved Indoor Sports Group Industry Covid Safety Plan has been developed and is available  at the following address: […]


National Titles deferred to 2021

The AKF has just announced: “The Australian Karate Federation together with all State Federations has decided to postpone this year’s National Championships to a date to be confirmed in 2021. The 48th National Championships will be in Perth, Western Australia. This difficult decision is supported unanimously by the AKF Executive […]


Move to Stage 2 easing of restrictions

In a unexpected development, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk yesterday announced a move to Stage 2 of the easing of restrictions around the Covid-19 virus from noon Monday 1/6/20. This is roughly two weeks ahead of the planned June 12th change. Her full statement can be found via this link. http://statements.qld.gov.au/Statement/2020/5/31/major-easing-of-restrictions-will-open-queensland-for-queenslanders Of […]


COVID-19: Return to Play guide for Queensland

Please see the Return to Play guide for Queensland sport, recreation and fitness industries, fact sheets, checklist and frequently asked questions, that have been released by Sport and Recreation. This provides single point of information to better understand the easing of restrictions and what that means for all of us […]


AIS framework for recommencing sporting activity

Hello All, The following is a link to the Australian Institute of Sport’s Executive Summary of guidelines for recommencing sporting activity, which has just been published. https://ais.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/730374/35845_AIS-Framework-for-Rebooting-Sport-Summary.pdf The document defines: a set of National overarching principles for the resumption of sport and recreational activities; general criteria for Activity Levels A, […]


COVID-19 Government announcement: Indoor sporting venues

The most recent directive from the Australian Government is that pubs, clubs, churches, cinemas, indoor sports venues and casinos will be closed from midday Monday 23 March. There is no definitive advice available regarding what constitutes an indoor sports venue. The QKA is aware that many Dojos throughout Australia have […]


QKA State Titles Update

The QKA will host the deferred Queensland State Karate Titles Tournament on Saturday May 30 and Sunday May 31.  This will replace the Queensland Open which was scheduled for these dates. If restrictions are still in place for non-essential public gatherings, the QKA will stage the tournament in a manner […]