CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE

COVID-19 Update: 25th February 2022

VIC: All classes are operating in VIC. We are always ensuring our classes are CovidSafe and staff are following strict sanitising and distancing practices in all venues. After midnight on 25th Feb there are no mask requirements in VIC and full return to the workplace. We are currently required to ensure capacity numbers are 1 person per 2sqm in our venues. As an essential service, we are not required to see vaccination status.

NSW: All classes are operating in our venues in the Sydney CBD, Hornsby and Parramatta. We are always ensuring our classes are CovidSafe and we ensure staff follow strict sanitising and distancing practices in all venues. After midnight on 25th Feb there are no mask requirements in NSW and full return to the workplace. We are currently required to ensure capacity numbers are 1 person per 2sqm in our venues. As an essential service, we are not required to see vaccination status

SA: All classes are operating in Adelaide. Masks are mandatory indoors however, unless you have an exemption. An exemption to mask-wearing is permitted to all Trainers. We also follow strict sanitising and distancing practices at all venues. As an essential service, we are not required to see vaccination status.

QLD: All classes are operating in QLD. However there are currently mandatory mask wearing requirements for learners in classes and a requirement to show proof of double vaccination unless an exemption applies. An exemption to mask-wearing is permitted to all Trainers. We are always ensuring our classes are CovidSafe and staff are following strict sanitising and distancing practices in all venues.

WA: All classes are operating in WA. Masks are currently compulsory in Perth classes. An exemption to mask-wearing is permitted to all Trainers. And anyone entering the Perth venue (Adina Hotel) must show proof of double vaccination, unless an exemption applies.  We also follow strict sanitising and distancing practices.

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

CPR First Aid is 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. Please also monitor your State’s Health Department for changes to local rules, regulations and exposure sites related to Covid 19.    

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 capacity requirements of 1 person per 2sqm as an educational facility
3. We have implemented stringent hygiene practices:
  – hand washing / sanitising (20 second handwashing) before and after entering the class
  – hand washing / sanitising after touching any equipment
  – handwashing / sanitising 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 person using a manikin in their own space
  – 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.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT INFORMATION SHEETS: