Due to the developing COVID-19 situation the British Army has had to pause face-to-face recruiting and basic training operations.
Army News Announcement, 19 March 2020: Due to the developing COVID 19 situation, and based on current Government advice, we have had to pause face-to-face recruiting and basic training operations.
These measures will not affect the British Army’s ability to support the Nation as required at this challenging time. Be reassured that the British Army is still recruiting, the process will continue ‘virtually’ and we are working on a different way to run our assessments which avoids bringing together large groups of candidates. Basic Training will begin again as soon as conditions allow.
All candidates, recruits and their families are being informed. We recognise how difficult and worrying this will be for all concerned. Any recruit in training who is affected will retain their place in training. Those who are due to start training will be given a new start date as soon as possible and all other candidates will be kept informed as the situation develops.