COVID-19 Guide to Temporary Changes

COVID-19 has impacted the entire Duke of Ed Award community and the Queensland Award Operating Authority (AOA) would like to acknowledge the ongoing support of Award Leaders and other volunteers who have continued to assist and guide Duke of Ed participants despite the challenges.

The International Award Foundation (IAF) has introduced temporary changes and further guidance to existing Award requirements to support the delivery of the Award during COVID-19. The changes are outlined in the Guide to Temporary Changes and Further Guidance of Award Requirements in the context of COVID-19.

The tables below provide a brief summary of the temporary changes. Please refer to the full Guide for further clarity and boundaries for implementation.

These changes are temporary and specifically time-limited for use during the COVID19 pandemic and are intended as a last resort i.e. they should be used once all other alternatives have been explored.

All the changes will apply for an initial period of eight months, from 1 may - 31 December 2020. The IAF and the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Australia will also continue to review the situation and will make further changes base on evidence, should the need arise.

The following information provides explanation of how the existing Award Requirements outlined in the Award Handbook can be interpreted to support participants during COVID-19:

Additional resources

The following resources are available to further support our Award Leaders and Participants: