The First Aid Quality Partnership (FAQP) and the First Aid Awarding Organisation Forum (FAAOF) have issued an updated statement this week to provide guidance to first aid training providers.
The guidance sets out the COVID-19 measures that are needed to be implemented by training providers in order for the face-to-face delivery of regulated first aid courses to be safely reintroduced in England.
The date for training providers to recommence training is in line with the Government’s date for non-essential retail to re-open which is the 15th June.
In support of this, Safety Training Awards has produced a live ‘First Aid Training Support’ document for Approved Training Centres (ATCs), which will be continually updated in line with the government’s COVID-19 guidance.
ATCs planning to re-start face-to-face first aid training, will be responsible for performing a risk assessment to ensure compliance with the guidance and social distancing rules. Training must only take place where this is permissible, in accordance with the UK Government and devolved administrations or regional restrictions, during the COVID-19 pandemic.