As part of the national response to Coronavirus, the British Army suspended most training activity in March.
The Army however say they have now commenced the phased re-start of training across its training establishments, having ensured they are equipped and ready to begin training soldiers again.
“While some training has been made available remotely, any interruption in training has the potential to impact Army numbers. In order to protect the nation, we need to ensure we have enough soldiers trained to continue operations and other essential tasks. Essential training has continued in order to maintain critical operational outputs.
Where this is necessary, such activity has been conducted in line with Government guidance as far as possible. The safety and welfare of our personnel remains paramount and we are taking appropriate measures to mitigate any risks as far as possible, this may include isolation for a period before training. We have put measures in place to safeguard and reduce the risks to our people and their families as far as possible.”
Current timings for the resumption of our training according to the British Army website are as follows:
- Resume Army Basic Training at reduced capacity on 11 May
- Restart Sandhurst (RMAS) training with a single intake on 17 May
- Restart Army Reserves basic training from 29 May
- Restart trade training (Regular and Reserves) not before 11 May