COVID-19 / CORONAVIRUS Additional Measures
Last Monday we implemented our additional measures policy to reduce the risk of infection spread and implemented additional hygiene measures.
With the number of Coronavirus cases on the rise, we have put together some procedures to keep ourselves and all who enter the premises as safe as possible.
We believe we are doing everything reasonably practicable to ensure a high standard of hygiene and safety for all. We’ve done this by following guidance from the Government, The Resuscitation Council UK and Qualsafe – our Awarding Body.
*Learners will kindly be asked to wash their hands upon arrival and then offered hand sanitizer throughout their training. Hand washing regularly is promoted given the current situation.
*Trainers will keep a bottle of hand sanitizer in each training room and offer sanitizer before and after each break time.
*Each learner will be provided a face shield at the start of everyday, you will need to write your name on it and take responsibility for it, for the day. These can be disposed of at the end of each day.
*Our manikin faces are sterilized every day and stored in a zip lock bags.
*Learners on Resuscitation/First Aid Training will only be required to demonstrate ‘rescue breaths’ as part of the course assessment process, and will include a face shield supplied to the individual.
*The chests of the manikins are cleaned thoroughly every day with specific wipes with a high alcohol content.
*Boxes of disposable gloves are already available on site and waste is being removed by the day
*Our cleaning processes have been increased ensuring touch surfaces and communal areas are carefully cleaned more often. All touch surfaces are being wiped down with sanitizer at the beginning, middle and end of every day.
*On busier days these cleaning measures will be increased furthermore.
*If you or anyone you come into contact with or start showing any symptoms i.e. cough, fever and experience shortness of breath, the advice is that they go to NHS 111 online for further advise https://111.nhs.uk/.
At this point all training will continue as per usual, while we keeping abreast of government guidelines.
Its also really important to stress that in the difficult time, our mental health must not be ignored.
The Mental Health Foundation has put together some great advise on looking after your mental health during this pandemic https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak