Dear Cadet Parents/Guardians, Staff & Cadets,
We continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic under the direction and guidance of the UK Government, NHS and other Public Health organisations. This page will update staff, cadets, and parents / carers of cadets if planned events and activities are to be postponed or cancelled as a result of any change in UK Government advice.
UPDATE – 26th May 2020
You will have seen from recent Government announcements that currently no Schools have fully resumed, and any that plan to, will be for the Year 1 to 6 category.
The F&CCC Management Team has reviewed all possible ways we can look to return to training, and unfortunately with the way we are placed at Caird Hall, we would experience severe problems with safely isolating cadets given the constraints of the building, the nature of our training and the costs involved to put all the preventive measures in place for the protection of both staff and cadets.
It has therefore been decided that the earliest we could resume training is 8th September 2020 if the current Government strategy pans out with all children going back to school then.
We are sorry that we cannot start any sooner as we all miss the F&CCC and look forward to seeing cadets back soon. The Instructors are ensuring that when we get back that all training will be in place and ready to resume.
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UPDATE – 23rd April 2020
All F&CCC’s training schedules and operations at Caird Hall remain SUSPENDED until further notice. Subscriptions and other fees will be reviewed upon return. Please DO NOT attend F&CCC and watch this page for further updates.
UPDATE – 16th March 2020
The F&CCC Management Team will be meeting tomorrow (17/03/2020) evening to discuss and review our training schedule and operations. At this time we are issuing the following advice:
- We request all cadets and staff members to exercise (and promote) an extra level of personal hygiene and care at this time. See NHS guidelines at the bottom of this page for the formal advice
- Any cadet or staff member who has been instructed to self-isolate by the NHS, their GP, employer or school for COVID-19 health concerns must not attend F&CCC. See latest NHS stay-at-home guidance
- Any cadet or staff member who has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus should not attend F&CCC until they have made full recovery with a proven all-clear to return to normal activities
- Do not attend F&CCC if you have self-isolated or recovered from the COVID-19 virus before contacting the Admin Team
- If you have a new, continuous cough or a high temperature., you should not attend F&CCC and should self-isolate for a minimum of 7 days
- Anyone with underlying health problems should not attend F&CCC and should self-isolate as per Government advice
- We urge social-distancing at this time such as avoiding public events, pubs, restaurants, theatres, cinemas, etc. and any non-essential group contact and meetings
- IMPORTANT: Owing to the dynamic nature of the UK Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, information on this website may become out-of-date, incorrect, or irrelevant at any time. We therefore strongly recommend you review the Government’s website foremost for the latest public health advice and updates, and at least on a daily basis: www.gov.uk/coronavirus
For further information on the F&CCC, you can message our Admin Team. For COVID-19 concerns contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.
F&CCC Major Commandant
Brendon Cooney MBE
What can you do to reduce the risk of catching the virus?
There is currently no vaccine for COVID-19 but there are things you can do to protect yourself, others and help stop the virus from spreading further.
- wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- always wash your hands when you get home or into work
- use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
- avoid close contact with people who have symptoms of COVID-19 virus
- only travel on public transport if you need to
- work from home, if you can
- avoid social activities, such as going to pubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas
- avoid events with large groups of people
- use telephone, online services, or apps to contact your GP surgery or other NHS services
- touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
- have visitors to your home, including friends and family
If you think you have caught COVID-19, do not go to your GP surgery, a pharmacy or to hospital. Instead, call NHS 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.
The latest information on COVID-19 can be found here. Information about the signs and symptoms of COVID-19, how to reduce the risk of catching the virus and what to do if you feel unwell, is available on the NHS website. Both sites are updated regularly and will always have the best advice and guidance from medical professionals.