Latest Army Cadet information

The latest information on COVID-19 can be found here. This includes information about the signs and symptoms of coronavirus, how to reduce the risk of catching the virus and what to do if you feel unwell. This site is updated regularly and will always have the best advice and guidance from medical professionals.

If you think you have caught coronavirus (COVID-19), do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay indoors and self-isolate for ten days. If you live with other people, you should avoid close contact with others, and they should self-isolate for at least two weeks.

The Government has confirmed that the youth sector is an essential service and therefore Army Cadets are able to continue to meet in a *COVID-safe way independent of social gathering restrictions where they follow Army Cadet guidance.

As it stands there is no time imposed on detachments by HQ Army Cadets, to get back to face to face meetings. The safety of our Cadet Force Adult Volunteers and cadets will always remain number one priority and we will ask for your consent before your child can return to face-to-face training with the Army Cadets. Please speak with your child’s Detachment Commander to find out what their plans are for returning.


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Your child's detachment will inform you about what you need to do differently when your child starts attending face-to-face activities. In particular where the guidance may be different to what they are doing at school, or other settings.

  • Careful planning to ensure the safety of all adults and cadets.
  • Complying with social distancing requirements.
  • Ensuring hygiene levels are maintained, including hand washing, as well as surface and equipment cleaning
  • Safely managing any risk to volunteers, young people and the wider community
  • Where necessary, reducing group sizes and working in bubbles.
  • Making sure vulnerable young people and adults can be effectively safeguarded, both in relation to COVID-19, as well as other risk factors.
  • Ensuring volunteers, parents, carers and young people all clearly understand what adjustments need to be made to ensure everyone’s safety.
  • Accounting for differing rules in the different UK administrations, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Cancellation of overseas activities & visits

We have also taken the decision to cancel all overseas activities and visits until Sep 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic has a global impact and we will take this into account when we start to plan future overseas activities and visits.

Ongoing support for Army Cadets

We are planning to share activities for Cadets to do online and at home with their parents if families are faced with self-isolation. You can keep up to date with all online Cadet activity across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by searching and using the hashtags #VirtualACF #Keeptheflamealive and #CadetForceResilience.

Enrolling Process

Due to the ongoing situation surrounding COVID-19, there is a slight delay in the enrolment process. Keeping staff and public safe are our main priorities and our Admin Officers are working remotely, in line with Government guidelines. We are doing all we possibly can to work as effectively as possible, however, there may be unavoidable delays with some applications.