Blog By Vanessa Masing

Temporary Changes to the Award Requirements approved until December 2022

Award participants and adults delivering The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (the Award) around the world have been coming to terms with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on their lives, work and study. Self-isolation, quarantine and social distancing measures mean for many that continuing the Award in their usual way has become increasingly difficult or impossible.

The Award plays a crucial role, now more than ever, in supporting the individual health and wellbeing of Award participants, as well as in underpinning social cohesion and creating a vital sense of community connection for young people.

To support participants during this challenging time and to encourage young people to stay active, the Foundation has implemented some temporary changes to the Award requirements. These changes are temporary and valid for the period 01 May 2020 – 31 December 2022.

As The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in Germany we are adopting these rules for the Award in Germany. Please feel free to contact us at any time should you have any questions at [email protected] or [email protected].

Responding to COVID-19 – Temporary changes and further guidance on the Award Requirements – August 2021