Face Masks on Courses
At the First Aid Team, our prime concerns are to make everyone welcome and to make our courses as accessible and safe as possible.
So, in-line with current guidelines, we require everyone who attends on of our courses to wear a face mask to minimise the spread of the Covid-19 virus as well as taking other measures to reduce the chances of cross-infection.
However, for some people wearing a mask is not a practical proposition and we are more than happy to welcome them onto our courses provided there is evidence of a negative Covid-19 test within the 72 hours before the course. If you want to take an a Covid test even if you’ve not got any of the symptoms then you can do so by clicking here
We have had people ask for exemption because the mask makes their glasses steam up but, regrettably, this isn’t a valid reason. We will accept the following which are based on the guidelines published by the Government:
- people who cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability
- where putting on, wearing or removing a face covering will cause you severe distress
- if you are speaking to or providing assistance to someone who relies on lip reading, clear sound or facial expressions to communicate
The full article can be found on the Government’s website by clicking here.
We also take the following additional measures on all our course (subject to change):
- Seating at least 2-metres apart
- Temperature checks on arrival. Anyone with a temperature at or above 37.8c will be asked to leave
- Plenty of anti-bacterial gel available
- Minimal person-to-person contact
- Rescue breaths on manikins are optional and CPR shields supplied for everyone
- New lungs on every manikin and they’re thoroughly sanitised between courses
- New, sealed dressings for every candidate
If you’re joining one of our courses you can be confident that we want you to feel comfortable and confident throughout.
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