COVID-19 Update Tuesday 14th April 2020:

We're still operating, there are no updates to government requirements.

COVID-19 Update Wednesday 1st April 2020:

It was great to see Victoria Police doing their job and ensuring the safety of the community when they inspected our venue today. They were pleased with our social distancing and hygiene practices. So you can feel assured that our practices are exceeding requirements and you are still safe to book into classes, as we are an essential service.

COVID-19 Update Tuesday 31st March 2020:

Last night the State and Federal Government introduced regulations in relation to staying at home and reasons to be leaving your home. Please be aware that attending the first aid training course that you are enrolled in or enrolling into is a justifiable reason to be leaving your home and travelling.  The Government is regularly changing the requirements and restrictions that are applicable to citizens in relation to covid-19 Coronavirus and we will continually update our processes daily to accommodate participants requirements but also the regulations in place.  NSW Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement Order 2020) makes it unlawful to leave your place of residence except "to obtain food or other goods and services", work and education that cannot be done from home.

If you are attending this week please see further information below:

CPR First Aid is an essential service, delivering CPR and First Aid courses to those working in essential services in Melbourne and Sydney. We are actively monitoring advice from the Australian Government, the Chief Medical Office and the Australian First Aid Training Council in relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and precautions we must put in place to ensure client health and safety in our classes.

HOW ARE WE MEETING GOVERNMENT & COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS?

1. We are an essential service and still able to deliver first aid and CPR courses
2. We are required to ensure 1.5m social distancing requirements as an educational facility
3. We have implemented stringent hygiene practices:
  - hand washing (20 second handwashing) before and after entering the class
  - hand washing after touching any equipment
  - handwashing is also enforced if a learner touches any personal belongings, such as a mobile phone, in the class environment
  - sanitised surfaces and equipment with antibacterial sprays
4. We have modified assessments:
  - no touching other learners in the classroom
  - learners will place themselves in recovery positions
  - 1 manikin per person
  - Social distancing during all assessment activities
  - Bandaging – learners to bandage themselves or their manikin
  - CPR – learners to simulate CPR and will not put their face or mouth on manikins, but will still be given alcohol wipes and faceshields in line with our standard practices

WHEN YOU MUST NOT ATTEND:

• We ask that anyone contact us or postpone coming to one of our classes if they have been in contact with any person with suspected or diagnosed COVID-19, or if they themselves are feeling unwell.
• Any client who attends a class with flu like symptoms will be asked by the trainer to leave. We must ensure exclusion of anyone showing signs of being sick in our classes, for the safety of our staff and everyone else attending the training session.
• Sick clients should reschedule once they have medical clearance
• Signs and Symptoms of COVID-19:
  - Fever
  - Fatigue
  - Dry Cough
  - Sore Throat
  - Shortness of Breath
CPR First Aid has had no individuals with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in any venues across Australia, and our continued priority is to ensure we are being proactive for the safety of our clients, and staff.

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