We would encourage you to read the following Government guidance in order to develop strategies if the current situation should change.
- Latest Government information and advice on Coronavirus, number of cases and risk level can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public
- Latest Government travel advice and impact for travellers. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus
- Latest Government advice on how to avoid catching or spreading the virus, which is here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
- Earlier this week the Government published an action plan to contain the possible spread of the virus: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-action-plan/coronavirus-action-plan-a-guide-to-what-you-can-expect-across-the-uk
You are encouraged to read the guidance provided by the Resuscitation Council on both delivery of First Aid and performing First Aid available here: https://www.resus.org.uk/media/statements/resuscitation-council-uk-statements-on-covid-19-coronavirus-cpr-and-resuscitation/
If your First Aid Training is due to expire in the coming months, you should consider if it is appropriate to renew your First Aid ahead of its expiry. If your First Aid expires and you are unable to access appropriate training, please contact your deployer to consider alternative First Aid cover, for example team teaching.
Managing your participants
The guidance is clear that hand washing is essential in the protection of your health and preventing the spread of the virus, careful consideration should be given to ensuring venues have hot running water and washing facilities with alcohol gel (or wipes if gel unavailable) provided in addition to handwashing facilities. For venues without this option you must ensure appropriate alternative measures are in place.
- Learners should be reminded to cough/sneeze into a tissue and dispose of this into a bin immediately, washing hands afterwards. Alternatively, coughing/sneezing into the bent elbow if no tissue is available.
- Where individuals are exhibiting symptoms typical of flu, a cold or have been in close contact with someone who has the COVID-19 infection, then they should exclude themselves from the course. Likewise, if an individual has travelled to/from the countries/regions as listed in https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas-with-implications-for-returning-travellers-or-visitors-arriving-in-the-uk they should act on the advice dependent on whether they were a category 1 or 2 traveller.
We recommend you review your cancellation policies and ensure your position is clear, you are advising your learners of that position at the time of booking and that your arrangement is balanced, fair and two way, e.g. what happens if you cancel the activity due to your own inability to provide the activity.