ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING COVID-19
We are back training first aid courses in Canberra!!!
At a press conference this afternoon (12th August 2021), Chief Minister Andrew Barr announced the mandatory requirement for wearing of face masks indoors in the ACT.
Our advice is that our students are included in this requirement.
From 5pm tonight all students will be required to wear face masks whilst inside our facilities. If you do not wear a face mask you will not be able to attend your session.
Canberra First Aid staff will NOT be required to wear masks whilst training due to the following point:
- Clear enunciation or visibility of the person’s mouth is essential
Our intention is to keep you updated on this ever evolving situation and any changes to the above.
Due to the Covid19 virus we have taken measures to ensure the safety of our staff and local Canberra community. This being said we have have actively built a new online training method.
We are putting your best interests at the forefront and have increased the pre course online training aspect of the course so that you only need to attend a short face to face component of less than 60 minutes. This will be with 1 trainer and 5 participants.
ENHANCED HYGIENE MEASURES
- Mandatory CBR Covid 19 check in app usage.
- All participants will have to wear masks.
- Course participants with signs of respiratory infections (flu-like symptoms, fever, cough, sore throat) will NOT be permitted to participate in assessment sessions.
- All participants are to strictly adhere to Government social distancing requirements (standing 1.5m apart, no more than 1 person per 4 sqm).
- All participants are asked to practice good hygiene, especially the cleaning of hands.
- Mouth to mouth breaths will NOT be performed. Instead breaths will be demonstrated using bag valve mask resuscitators (BVM’s).
- Antibacterial cleaning wipes, or spray will be used to clean equipment between participants.
- Single-use bandages will be supplied. Bandaging will be applied to manikins or self-applied, not to other class members.
- Recovery position will be demonstrated on manikins, not on other class members.
- Assessment stations will be thoroughly cleaned between students.
The measures we have taken exceed government requirements, and we believe they are necessary in order to ensure the safety of our staff and the entire Canberra community.