We recognise that this is a worrying time for everyone, and Participants may, amongst other matters, be at some points concerned about how they will continue their Award and achieve their Award.
If Participants can, it’s important they stay healthy and active during this time and continuing with their Award activities can help with this – even if they’re not able to engage in their usual activities e.g. school, sport, music lessons etc.
As Participants usual activities may be postponed or cancelled, below are some ideas to help Participants continue with their Award activities. Please remember that all activities must still be approved by a Participants Award Leader, and that their parents/carers/guardians (if under-18) are happy for them to undertake these activities.
Participants may also decide to take a break from their activities and pick them up again later on, and that is fine too. Don’t forget: Participants have until they’re 25 to achieve their Award, if a Participant is near their 25th birthday and are concerned they will not complete their Award in time, they will need to speak to their State or Territory Office for further information and advice.
Participants are reminded to contact their Assessor for each Section for ideas on how they can continue their Award activity away from their usual sessions, or at home.
Also, remember that Participants are able to change their activity if they can no longer continue their current one, but they will need to get approval from their Award Leader first. To do this, Participants can simply change the activity on their ORB account and submit it to their Leader for approval. However, they must also ensure they get a report from the Assessor for their current activity to record what they have done so far, and then find an Assessor who can sign off their new activity.
National, State and Territory Offices
Although the National, State and Territory Offices may be working from home or remotely for the foreseeable future all emails and calls are still being answered as promptly as possible.
The ORB Helpdesk is still operational and happy to help with any ORB questions or issues, however, they are only able to answer emails. Please contact them at: email@example.com
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