COVID-19

Find out how COVID-19 is affecting first aid regulations, and how you should be changing the way that you perform and learn about first aid.

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Safely Returning to First Aid Training during COVID-19

During the Covid 19 crisis first aid training stopped for everyone except essential workers. However with the move to level 3, First Aid Training is beginning to restart. Below we describe the safety measures we’re taking, and that you’ll need to think about, to make your training safe. The HSE extended first aid certificate expiry …

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First Aid & the Move towards COVID level 3

Following on from meetings between governing parties in the First Aid world, the HSE and the First Aid Awarding Organisation forum (FAAOF) have released further statements regarding the resumption of first aid training during the coronavirus outbreak. Although we’re not there yet, we’re moving towards the Government’s COVID alert level 3. To help you to make …

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Coronavirus and Infection Control

During the current Coronavirus outbreak, huge efforts are being made to treat those affected and to limit its spread. Drastic measures have now been put in place to reduce transmission and the government has issued very clear instructions to all. … Coronavirus and Infection ControlRead More »

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COVID-19 CPR Guidelines

Over 30,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen each year in the UK and around 80% of those happen at home.  The Resuscitation Council have issued new guidelines for performing CPR in the community during the Coronavirus outbreak. This updated guidance advises against performing “mouth-to mouth” rescue breaths to prevent the spread of COVID 19. Please familiarise …

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