After due consideration and a review of the delivery of Army Orienteering as a component of Individual Military Training (IMT), the Army Orienteering Association (AOA) have decided that in order to protect the force and reputation of the Army and MOD, further compliance measures are required during this global pandemic.
Unfortunately, the impact of this decision will be felt mostly by our loyal civilian community who have recently help us provide top class orienteering for all, delivered by an exceptionally capable volunteer team.
I can assure you that it was not a decision that has been taken lightly, but Protecting the Military Force by allowing orienteering to continue as military navigation and fitness training was a key factor in our assessment. The result is that we are constraining Army Orienteering to primarily the Service population, with opportunities for non-entitled civilians to participate, as the flyers and instructions will describe.
We shall look forward to inviting our valued civilian community base to rejoin us as soon as practical.