What are we doing to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 while delivering essential face-to-face training?

No training course can be 100% safe but we can take reasonable precautions and implement procedures to reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19. These are some of the things we will be doing to keep you and your trainer safe:

  • We have adapted our course delivery and assessment to ensure that any close physical contact is kept to an absolute minimum and occurs only where there is no alternative option for assessment.
  • We will insist on the use of PPE for any elements of assessment where close physical contact for a short time is essential and unavoidable.
  • We will provide enough equipment so that learners do not have to share – this includes one sanitised manikin per person (rescue breaths remain an assessed criteria for all regulated qualifications).
  • Manikin lungs are changed after every course as standard and we will be ensuring that all equipment is thoroughly sanitised before and after use.
  • We are providing plenty of wipes, hand sanitiser and face masks for use throughout the course.
  • We will ensure that everyone (including the trainer) is fit and healthy to attend – we reserve the right to exclude anyone at the beginning or during the course if required.
  • We will maintain social distancing (2 metres) wherever possible during all theory and practical sessions by using larger venues or reduced learner numbers if required.

Learners will need to:

  • Only attend if they feel fit and healthy, are free from any symptoms and are not cohabiting with someone who is self-isolating due to suspected or confirmed Covid-19.
  • Complete a Learner Health Declaration Form on arrival.
  • Inform the trainer if they become unwell during the course or within 10 days of the course.
  • Maintain physical distancing throughout the course wherever possible.
  • Wash hands regularly and use alcohol hand sanitiser regularly throughout the course.
  • Wear a face mask when moving around the venues and for any elements of assessment that require unavoidable close physical contact with others.

Venues will need:

  • Adequate space to support 2 metre distance between learners for both theory and practical sessions.
  • To have adequate ventilation and hand washing facilities.