We recognise that this is a worrying time for everyone, and you may be concerned about how you will continue your DofE and achieve your Award, amongst many other things.
If you can, it’s important to stay healthy and active during this time and continuing with your DofE activities can help with this – even if you’re not attending your usual meetings.
As your usual activities may be cancelled, below is some advice and Q&As to help you continue with your programme. However, please remember that all activities must still be approved by your DofE Leader, and that your parents/carers/guardians (if under-18) are happy for you to do them.
You may also decide to take a break from your activities and pick them up again later on, and that is fine too. Don’t forget: you’ve got until you’re 25 to achieve your Award, and if you’re near your 25th birthday please speak to your DofE Leader about an age extension.
Contact your Assessor for each section for ideas on how you can continue your activity away from your usual sessions, or at home.
Also, remember that you are able to change your activity if you can no longer continue your current one, but you will need to get approval from your DofE Leader first. To do this, simply change the activity on your eDofE account and submit it to your Leader for approval. However, you must also ensure you get a report from the Assessor of your current activity to record what you have done so far, and then find an Assessor who can sign off your new activity.
Download our simple flowchart which helps to explain this process.