LSCS Covid-19 Policy
Last update 15th January 2021
As of the 4th of January, the Government have declared a third national lockdown for England, with no set end date. As per the last lockdown in November, there are a number of exceptions to businesses and events that can continue. Essential training can continue, and so we will continue to run our paediatric first aid courses physically, at suitable venues that follow covid-safe protocols.
For courses that are not deemed essential, we continue to run these, but held remotely in our virtual classrooms.
This situation continues to be fluid and is subject to change. If you have booked a course with us, we will keep you informed of any changes, and you can also refer to this page for the latest information.
Reflecting the demand from our students, we have now resumed our first aid training courses, at venues across London where we are able to establish the required measures necessary to protect both our students and course trainers. We are also running a limited number of sessions for our foundation courses, using larger venues to allow for a safe, socially distanced environment.
The government has introduced new rules since Monday 14th September, restricting social gathering in England to no more than six people. This is only for social gathering, and does not affect schools, colleges and businesses, and so does not impact our classroom based training courses.
Our approach to ensure the health and safety of everyone on our courses
Government guidance indicates that you should wear a face covering in enclosed public spaces where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet. Therefore, you must wear face coverings in all common areas of the venue: 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 must be worn in accordance with the Government 1m+ rule.
We will also implement 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.
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.
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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