Last updated 14th December 2020
Our 2020-2021 session officially began at our AGM on October 2nd. The National Board had developed guidelines to support our volunteer leaders to re-open GB safely for the new session. These were circulated to all GB Captains, who worked hard to plan for the new session.
Our Reopening GB Guidelines are in line with advice from the Department of Children, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Youth. Our Captains are all completing an induction training course run by the National Youth Council of Ireland before re-opening. Our National Board and National Secretary are linking with all Companies to support them as needed.
Girls’ Brigade will look a little different this year. Each Company is taking a slightly different approach, depending on their local situation. Many Companies are meeting online for the first few months, some will do a mix of online and in-person classes. Our ability to do PE and dance activities is limited by the restrictions on sports classes, so the programme might look different for some Companies.
We thank our members, parents, guardians and leaders for their patience and support as we all learn together how to operate in a safe way.
Girls’ Brigade HQ
Our National Secretary is working remotely and is available by email or mobile phone during usual office hours. Please get in touch before sending important letters or parcels to HQ.
GB @ Home
A programme of activities for children and young people to complete at home is available to download here. These activities are suitable for anyone, they do not have to be GB members.
In-Person GB Classes
We are asking all members to complete a short questionnaire each week before attending an in-person GB class. This video will explain to you what you need to do.
If a parent is filling out the questionnaire, remember that you should answer the questions on behalf of your daughter.
You can access your Sportlomo account at this link: https://sportsmanager.ie/sportlomo/users/login
Check the Government website for the most up to date information and advice.
Spunout.ie offer Covid-19 information written by young people, for young people. They also offer a text support service for young people feeling anxious or overwhelmed.
If you need support while you are in isolation, cocooning etc. you can call your local Garda station, or your Local Authority.