LSCS Covid-19 Policy

Last update 28th September 2021

The government has, since July 2021, re-opened the country. 

This means that we can now resume classroom-based training. The numerous lockdowns and disruptions have allowed us to develop a better online teaching experience and so we are now able to offer the majority of our courses through virtual lessons, avoiding the need to travel. We are also resuming certain courses in the classroom.

Classroom-based training

We offer face to face, classroom based training for certain course, where a hands on, practical element is required. Although not mandatory, we encourage everyone to continue to observe distancing and to wear masks in confined spaces, as well as general good hygiene practices.

Our approach to ensure the health and safety of everyone on our courses

Government guidance continues to encourage wearing a face covering in enclosed public spaces where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet. Therefore, we would like you to wear face coverings in all common areas of our venues: entrance, lobby and corridors.

Once in your classroom, so long as you can maintain the 2m distancing, you do not have to wear a face covering.  However, if 2m distancing cannot be maintained, face coverings should be worn.

We also have the following measures to keep learners and our employees safe:

  • We will ask anyone who is or has been unwell with symptoms of Covid-19 in the last 10 days to not attend the course.
  • The maximum number of students will reflect the venue space to ensure adequate social distancing.
  • Necessary small group activities will be done within the same groups to minimise the number of people with whom learners come into closer contact with.
  • We encourage regular hand washing and use of suitable hand sanitisers
  • All equipment is cleaned regularly.

Other options

Live sessions in virtual classrooms

Where possible, we have made arrangements to replicate live training sessions hosted in our virtual classrooms. These still provide similar levels of interactivity as you would get in the classroom, but with out the need to be physically present in the same room. This obviously reduces the risk of catching or spreading illness, and comes with the added benefit of not having to travel.

Online training

We also provide a number of e-Learning courses. These a self-paced training courses on our online platform that you can do anywhere, via a device and a connection to the internet.

Frequently asked questions

Are you still running first aid courses

Yes, our 6 and 12 hour paediatric first aid courses will continue to run. Both courses require practical work, which can be done in one day. The second part of the 12 hour course is done online.

What should I do if I have symptoms?

If you have symptoms, you must get tested and self-isolate for 10 days from the onset of your symptoms. If you have booked a course and cannot attend due to this, please contact us and we will use best endeavours to reschedule you onto another date.

What if someone in my household has tested positive?

You must self-isolate for 14 days from the later of initial contact, or onset of the other person’s symptoms. Again, if this prevents you form attending a course, please contact us, and we will do our best to move you to a subsequent date.

Do I have to wear a mask?

The current guidance states that all public indoor venues require the wearing of the mask, except where the activity undertaken makes the wearing of the mask difficult or impractical.

With regards to our training courses, all our venues are indoor, public places, and so you should wear a mask upon entry into the venue. Your course trainer will guide you as to whether masks can be removed during the training itself.

What if I am exempt from wearing a mask?

There are circumstances where mask wearing adversely affects the individuals wellbeing, such as  disability, and these allow for a self-imposed exemption. Please remember that mask wearing is there to prevent you from spreading the virus to others if you have it, but are unaware, so not wearing a mask because you don’t want to is unacceptable.

If you are unable to wear a mask and want to go ahead with one of our in-person courses, your course trainer will require you to take additional measures, such as maintaining adequate distancing from the trainer and fellow students.


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