Information for GB leaders and members
Last updated September 16th 2021
We have some great news to share as we move forward in this COVID-19 pandemic. From September 20th 2021, youth work activities can take place indoors in pods of up to 6 girls. We expect that the requirement for working in pods will be lifted on October 22nd. Classes can also take place outdoors without restriction.
The Girls’ Brigade Ireland has updated our internal Returning to GB Guidelines. These are based on specific guidance issued to youth organisations from the Dept. of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration & Youth. The Returning to GB Guidelines have circulated to GB Captains and made available on the Leaders’ Area of our website.
Most Girls’ Brigade Companies are now taking registrations for the 2021-2022 session. They will open back up for face-to-face classes in the coming weeks. Please get in touch with your local Captain, or with our HQ, to register your daughter for this session.
We thank our members, parents, guardians and leaders for their patience and support this year. Our Companies are all run by volunteers and we are all learning together how to run our GB Companies in new ways to keep everyone safe.
Girls’ Brigade HQ
Our National Secretary will be working Tuesday-Thursday from our Headquarters in Sandymount starting on September 28th. Jemma will continue to work remotely on Mondays and Fridays. On these days, she will be available by email or mobile phone during usual office hours.
Check the Government website for the most up to date information and advice.
Spunout.ie offer Covid-19 updates and information written by young people, for young people. They also offer a text support service for young people feeling anxious or overwhelmed.