All training establishments will be closed by Friday, While all recruits that are within their first 12 weeks will be sent home, any soldiers that have completed basic training will be sent to their battalion in order to boost troop numbers. This is expected to stay in place until early May.
“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.”