COVID-19 FAQs

Q. What is the official start date of 632 Squadron training year 

  • There are a number of protocols to be put in place and approved by our chain of command  prior to the startup of limited in-person cadet activities. In order to ensure the safety of all who participate in our programs, no in-person activities will be permitted prior to the 1st of October 2020. There is the possibility that we may launch virtual training in September. This will be dependent upon our chain of commands approval. We will update you as we receive more information/direction. 

 

Q. When will 632 Squadron begin to accept applications? 

  • We are now accepting applications for new cadets via the Cadet Online Registration Tool.

  • We will be sending out specific details regarding new cadet registration and onboarding soon! 

  • For more information, please visit and subscribe to our website.  

Q. Why can activities take place in one part of Canada and not the other? 

  • The re-opening of society and resumption of normal activities will be dependent upon the conditions in different regions throughout Canada. In-person cadet activities will be permitted provided the most restrictive guidelines provided by federal, provincial and municipal public health agencies are followed, in addition to the restrictions from our chain of command

 

Q. Despite everything that we have heard, I am still not comfortable allowing my child to

participate in in-person activities. Will they be penalized or held back?

 

  • No. The Cadet Program is completely voluntary, no one should do anything if they or their parents/guardians are not comfortable with participation. Cadets will not be penalized or disadvantaged for not completing aspects of the program due to in-person activity limitations.

 

Q. There have been no instances of COVID-19 in the community for weeks now. Why can’t 632 Squadron resume in-person activities right now?

 

  • In order to ensure the safety of all who participate in our programs, no in-person activities will be permitted prior to the 1st of October 2020, and only after approval has been granted through the local Area office, by the Regional Cadet Support Unit (RCSU) Commanding Officer.

 

Q. How will 632 Squadron run a program in the fall if in person activities are still not permitted in the community ? 

  • Training delivery within a COVID environment will continue to rely heavily on information technology as virtual opportunities will be required to augment or replace limited face-to-face activities. We will be leveraging various digital solutions to keep our cadets motivated and engaged! 

 

Q. Are there any special precautions or protocol to follow when 632 Squadron starts up in-person activities?

 

  • Yes there are a number of protocols to be put in place and approved by our chain of command  prior to the startup of limited in-person cadet activities.




Q. If there are no overnight activities permitted, does this mean that 632 Squadron cannot conduct field training exercises (survival training)? 

  • No. Local day activities without an overnight stay are still permitted, provided ground transportation is carried out in accordance with the travel restrictions directed by our chain of command. Approval for the activity will reside through the local area office, by the RCSU CO.

 

Q. Will 632 Squadron observe physical distancing and maximum room capacity if all participants are wearing non-medical masks?

 

  • Yes. Precautions such as the wearing of non-medical masks are only one aspect of ensuring the safety of all who participate in the Cadet Program.

 

Q. Will the 632 Squadron provide masks? 

 

  • Non-medical masks will be provided by the Canadian Armed Forces and they are only one of the requirements for cadet corps squadrons to begin in-person activities. We will consult our chain of command to ensure the non-medical masks meet the proper requirements prior to starting activities.

 

Q. Is there a standard that non-medical masks need to follow in order to be worn in uniform?

 

  • Not at this time. When the time comes for in-person activities, non-medical masks (NMMs)will be provided by the chain of command to all cadets and staff; however, in the interim, cadets and staff may use personally procured NMMs if they have them. It is important for Cadets and Staff to be able to conduct limited in-person activities in a safe manner.

 

Q. If in-person activities are allowed to start up, why can’t 632 Sqn begin in-person fundraising while following the same precautions? 

  • Limited in-person training activities ensure there are proper records taken in the event of an outbreak, and contact tracing becomes necessary. In-person fundraising activities generally require a higher level of community interaction that would make contact tracing difficult, if not impossible, and increases the risk of the Cadet program becoming a vector of transmission for COVID-19. 

  • The main criteria for success for any limited in-person cadet training activities will be the effective delivery of a flexible, fun and exciting training program that maintains cadets’ interest and sustains the cadet population.  

  • No in-person fundraising activities involving cadets and adult staff are authorized until further notice. 

If you have any further questions, please direct them to: questions@632aircadets.com

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