Important Covid-19 Updates for GB leaders and members

Last updated on August 10th

Our National Board are working to develop guidelines to support our volunteer leaders to re-open GB safely for the new session. These will be circulated to all GB leaders and information for parents and guardians will be available also.

All face-to-face activities of The Girls’ Brigade Ireland were suspended on March 12th after an emergency meeting of our National Board. This suspension remains in place until the above mentioned guidelines are in place. During this suspension, no weekly meetings, competitions, displays or other in-person events will be held.

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.

We are also running a number of fun challenges and sharing activities on Facebook and Twitter so follow us and join in there.

Virtual GB Meetings

Some Companies are running activities online, using Zoom or similar technology.

Advice has been sent out to all Captains to ensure that these virtual meetings maintain our usual high standards of child protection, and adhere to our Technology Policy.

More Information

Check the HSE website for the most up to date information and advice.

https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/

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.

https://spunout.ie/news/article/covid-19-guide

If you need support while you are in isolation, cocooning etc. you can call your local Garda station, or your Local Authority.

https://www2.hse.ie/services/community-support-coronavirus/community-support-coronavirus.html

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