Published: 19.03.2020

The current quarantine measures have brought changes to our lives and, of course, to the delivery of the DofE programme. Staying at home means protecting my health, but it doesn't mean that I have to quit the DofE. It is possible to continue with the programme and take all the important precautions to protect yourself and those around you. Find out how to do it.

The current quarantine measures have brought challenges to our lives and also to the DofE programme. Staying at home means staying healthy but it doesn't mean I have to quit the DofE. The programme can continue even in compliance with all the important regulations while protecting yourself and people around you. Find out how.

If you're not sure where to find true information about the disease, guides and tips on how best to protect yourself and stay healthy, and more, you can find it on a specially set up website from the Ministry of Health coronavirus.mzcr.cz.

If you are unsure where to find truthful information, recommendations and tips concerning staying healthy or some other information about current pandemic, you can visit special website of Ministry of health: coronavirus.mzcr.cz/en.
 

The DofE programme continues now

Change of activity

We know that many participants have lost the opportunity to fulfill their activities due to the quarantine measures. However, you have the option to change your activity and continue in the programme without any problems. Simply contact your leader and arrange with them to make a change in the area in question. So you don't have to stop your movement, skills or volunteering.

There are two possibilities:

  • The participant decides change your activityso that he can carry it out in the current situation and will continue to do so until the end of the programme - in this case, you need to choose a new goal and change the activity in the application (with the help of the leader). The hours recorded in the previous activity remain valid.
  • Participant chooses an alternate activity, which will be dedicated to only for the duration of quarantine measures - in this case, it does not need to choose new targets and only records the new activity with a note in the application: Quarantine (by arrangement with the manager).

We've put together some ideas to help you choose alternative activities, find them in this file.

More options are still coming up in this Table.

Events March and April

During March and April we had planned a number of events for DofE leaders, but due to the current circumstances we have decided to cancel them. Below you will find a list of them.

In addition, we had to cancel planned training sessions, meetings, talks and presentations. This does not mean that the National Centre will not be available to you. Regional managers are available by phone and email and you can contact them with any questions. You can also contact us on social media. 
You can always find the latest information and new announcements on our website and our social networks.

We wish you good health and look forward to future meetings together.

 

Actions we have to cancel

Date Events Location
27. 3. Meet up Prague
1. 4. Meet up Ústí nad Labem
3. 4. Meet up Camp
3. 4. Meet up Hradec Kralove
7. 4. Basic training Ostrava
8. 4. Expedition training Ostrava
15. 4. Basic training Prague
16. 4. Expedition training Prague
17. 4. Meet up in English Prague

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DofE continues even now

Change of Activity

We know that many participants cannot carry on with their DofE activities during the current state of emergency. However, you have the opportunity to change your activity and continue the programme from home without any issues. Just get in touch with your DofE leader and he/she will help you with choosing a substitute activity. You don´t have to quit your Volunteering, Skills or Physical section.

There are two options:

  • Participants decide to change their activity so that they can work on it even in the current situation and will continue with it until the end of the programme - in this case, it is necessary to choose a new goal and change the activity in the application (in cooperation with your leader). Hours in the logs from the previous activity are counted in.
  • Participants choose a substitute activity only for the duration of the quarantine measures - in this case, they don´t have to choose new goals and only record the logs of a new activity in the app adding a note: quarantine (confirm the new activity with your leader).

We have prepared ideas that will help with selecting substitute activities. You can find some ideas in this pdf file.

More activities are added every day in this table.

March and April Events

For March and April we have planned a number of events for DofE leaders, but we have decided to cancel them due to the current circumstances. Above you will find a table of them.

Furthermore, we had to cancel the planned trainings, meetings, discussions and presentations. This does not mean that the National Centre is not available to you. Regional managers are on the phone and e-mail and you can contact them regarding any question. You can also contact us on social networks.
You´ll always be able to find up-to-date information and new announcements on our website and social networks.

We wish you good health and look forward to meeting you in the future.

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