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COVID-19 update

We are living through exceptional times, thanks (actually, no thanks!) to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic. We’ve created this page to help keep you abreast of what’s going on in terms of the Armed Forces’ involvement in crisis response operations, distance learning opportunities that can help you get through this without sacrificing your best-laid training plans, and any other information we feel is relevant to Quest readers. We hope you find it useful.

Blackpool Armed Forces Week cancelled

Blackpool’s annual celebration of Britain’s Armed Forces has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic....Read More

How BFBS is supporting the Armed Forces and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic

Military charity and media organisation BFBS will continue to try to maintain delivery of its services to entertain, inform, connect and champion the UK Armed Forces for as long as possible during the current coronavirus crisis. …Read More

Britain could see biggest mobilisation of Army since Iraq War

Military units are looking at what contribution they could make during the current coronavirus crisis, with more than 20,000 Service men and women on standby, writes Deborah Haynes, Sky News foreign affairs editor …Read More

Military stands up COVID Support Force

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has announced new measures to put Service personnel and reservists on standby to support public services in response to the COVID-19 outbreak …Read More

Army to turn ExCel Centre into new hospital with space for 4,000 coronavirus patients

East London’s ExCel Centre (pictured above) will become a 4,000-bed field hospital in a bid to deal with the current coronavirus crisis..Read More

Birmingham NEC and stadiums being considered as massive temporary hospital locations

Birmingham conference centre, the NEC (pictured above), could soon follow in the footsteps of London’s ExCel Centre in being turned into an emergency field hospital to cope with casualties of the current COVID-19 outbreak..Read More

Studying for a PT qualification throughout the COVID-19 outbreak

Study Active’s James Luscombe shares his latest blog post with Quest readers …
With the COVID-19 outbreak, the country is facing one of its most difficult periods since the Second World War. Many of us now find ourselves having to stay at home and walk away from our usual daily routines. This is particularly frustrating to fitness enthusiasts, who are used to being active all the time. Read More

Study Active to continue to offer ELCAS-funded personal trainer courses throughout COVID-19 outbreak

Despite all that’s going on, you can still study online and stay on course to qualified personal trainer status thanks to Study Active’s innovative approach … Read More

In lockdown and thinking of a career in health and safety?

NEBOSH has launched a new health and safety career guide. Download it free of charge for valuable advice from 24 of the world’s leading health and safety thought leaders … Read More

Distance learning’s time has come!

If you’re among the thousands of people ‘confined to barracks’ by COVID-19, don’t let it knock your plans off course. Thanks to distance learning, even if you’re in isolation or quarantine, you don’t have to abandon your studies. In fact, the enforced restrictions could offer the perfect opportunity to focus on picking up new skills and qualifications – without distractions. … Read More

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