We updated this CoVID-19 statement on 11 July 2020.
All our of training courses are currently running as planned with appropriate protective measures in place. We have undertaken a risk assessment for all training activities.
We will screen all participants before entering our training premises. Anybody with signs/symptoms of CoVID-19 and/or should be in self-isolation for any other reason will not be permitted to join the course. This applies to our trainers and our delegates. The current symptoms are a high temperature, a new continuous cough and/or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.
As clinicians, we interpret temperature checks carefully. We understand that medications, health conditions & exercise can elevate your tympanic & forehead temperature. However, if there is no cause for a high temperature, we will consider that it may be due to CoVID-19.
Inside the venue
At present, we must maintain appropriate social distancing during courses wherever possible. Currently, this is 2 metres but could reduce to 1 metre in the near future, in line with government guidance. We have therefore limited all courses to 6 delegates & 1 trainer.
All desks are facing the whiteboard, to minimise face-to-face positioning.
Type II R surgical face masks shall be provided for all persons to wear, where it is not possible to achieve the minimum social distancing guidance. This is the case when practising scenarios, for example. You will be expected to work with the same partner/group throughout the course. Scenario practice will be kept as short as possible, whilst still achieving the intended learning outcomes.
In addition, hand gel sanitiser will be readily available and used by all persons regularly throughout the day. Hot water handwashing facilities with liquid soap are available. You will clean all equipment with Clinell wipes before using it, to be confident it is clean.
We will provide further information on your joining instructions, issued 1-2 weeks before the start of your course. If the course is cancelled because of changes to government guidelines you will have the option to transfer to a later date, or of a full refund.
First aid training during CoVID-19
Your workplace may be reopening soon. All employers have a legal duty to comply with The Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. The government is clear that workers should not be forced into an unsafe workplace. This includes workplaces without sufficiently trained first aiders.