7pm Monday 16th March 2020 – Courses and Covid-19 – in line with government advice about reducing non-essential social contact and travel, all Dorset training courses are cancelled until further notice.
9am Wednesday 18th March 2020 – Cancellations and Bookings – All March attendees should have had notification that the courses have been cancelled. We have closed the bookings for all courses in April and May and will cancel those over the next week or two. The June courses are currently still open to book but we should all be aware they may need cancelling too. We are looking into providing more courses in the autumn, particularly for first aid, but we are having to prioritise other things at the moment.
2pm Friday 20th March 2020 – All April and May courses have been cancelled and attendees notified.
Wednesday 15th April 2020 – All June courses have been cancelled and attendees notified. There are now no face-to-face courses until September.
Wednesday 3rd June 2020 – FIRST AID TRAINING. This cannot be resumed until we get the go-ahead for a return to face-to-face scouting from TSA. And even then, there may be further delays if restrictions are put on this type of training. TSA have indicated that volunteers will be given a 6 month extension but we are waiting for clarification on what this means, and who gets it, and what dates will be used. We are aware that many volunteers will require this training and we are making plans to increase the number of course places to deal with this. We will give priority booking to those who had their courses cancelled.
Tuesday 14th July 2020 – FIRST AID TRAINING. TSA announced yesterday that we cannot resume this until we are at the Green level of readiness. At that point, volunteers will be given a 6 month extension. Our plans are coming along to deliver an increased amount of places when we can. All first aid courses in Sept and Oct have now been cancelled. Bookings have been paused for Nov courses.
Thursday 10th Sept 2020 – In light of the Government’s announcement yesterday, the remaining courses this year have now been cancelled. There are now no instructor-led courses scheduled but we are beginning to provide online courses.
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2020 continues with a fresh approach to the delivery of the courses to make it easier for adults to learn rapidly and feel part of the team delivering great scouting.
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