It’s clear that the long-lasting effects of the pandemic may mean Licensed Organisations (LOs) and Approved Activity Providers (AAPs) face barriers in delivering ‘traditional’ expeditions for some time. Each DofE centre will need to follow the specific guidance and rules for their sector, and their own local policies and procedures, when planning expeditions.
Guidance for centres in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will vary. You must follow the restrictions in place in the country you intend to visit.
If you are delivering the DofE in Wales, please review the guidance issued by the Welsh Government.
We’re also investigating the possibility of introducing an alternative experience to the expedition for participants. If a suitable experience is developed, it will deliver the same learning outcomes as the Expedition section.
We’ll keep sharing details on all of the above – and local Operations Teams will work with LOs to help decide which solutions are right for their participants, depending on their circumstances. These are options for Leaders to choose from, and they can be used in varying combinations. Operations Officers are on hand to help LOs in their planning.