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.

COVID-19 Update Monday 30th March 2020: Classes will no longer be operating after Thursday 19th April 2020

If you are booked into a class we will still be running classes until 19th April, we will then be closed until the 1st June 2020.

If you are booked in a class after 19th April 2020 we will be contacting you to provide 2 options:

  • reschedule into an available class this week; or

  • receive a course credit for a future class

At this stage we will re-open on 1st June 2020, but will review this date and provide updates in due course. Please refer to our website homepage or Coronavirus page for updates, as we will update this with our latest information. 

Our offices will also be closing from this date so everyone booked will receive a course credit to attend once the pandemic is over.  Please send any correspondence at this time. We will also email you to provide further information when available, so check SPAM folders in case our email goes to that folder.

We apologise for any inconvenience, we hope to see you back in June!

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

We thank you for booking with CPR First Aid and want to assure you that your safety and the safety of our staff remains our numbers one priority.

As a valued client of CPR First Aid, your health and well-being remains our highest priority. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and are listening carefully to the questions and concerns we receive from both our staff and clients.  It’s important that we give you as much information as possible about the procedures we adhere to in order to maintain a sanitary environment to ensure the safety of our staff and clients.  Be assured that we are actively monitoring advice from health authorities and the Australian First Aid Training Council in relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and precautions we can put in place to ensure client health and safety in our classes. We're leading the industry in hygiene practices to ensure consumer safety and confidence.

If you have been in contact with any person with suspected or diagnosed COVID-19, or you yourself are feeling unwell, please call the office.  Any client who attends a class with flu like symptoms will be asked by the trainer to leave and will forfeit their booking. 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.

Signs and Symptoms of COVID-19:

- Fever

- Fatigue

- Dry Cough

- Sore Throat

- Shortness of Breath

Whilst CPR First Aid has had no individuals with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in any venues across Australia, our first priority is to ensure we are being proactive for the safety of our clients, and staff. All of our venues across the country are using an antibacterial disinfectant spray as well as wipes to ensure surfaces and equipment are maintained to required standards. We will also enforce hand washing prior to class entry and after use of any piece of equipment. Faceshields and alcohol wipes are also provided for CPR assessments.

While you are in the training room participating in the practical component you will be asked several times to wash your hands for a minimum of 20 seconds with antibacterial soap before and after any practical components where you are required to touch equipment.  Equipment is also cleaned after every session.  We require compliance by all clients to ensure these practices are maintained.

We will be making reasonable adjustment for CPR assessments and only requiring simulated (pretend) breaths on manikins. So mouths/faces will not be touching any surfaces.

Again, we are requiring:

- Anyone sick to stay home and request a free transfer

- Washing of hands when entering and leaving the class

- Washing of hands after touching any equipment or personal items in the classroom

- Washing of hands after all assessments

- All equipment and surfaces to be sanitized before and after use

- All clients will use alcohol wipes and faceshields for use on manikins, with only simulated breaths (not placing mouth on manikins)

- Reasonable adjustment for assessments, means no touching anybody in the class and keeping your social space distance of 4m at all times (guidelines for essential businesses)

We want to assure our clients that we are playing our part in ensuring safe hygiene practices at all of our venues, and require your assistance to continue to provide a safe environment in our classes for all in attendance. At this stage there are no requirements to limit class numbers or make any changes to our current practices, we are however implementing additional hygienic practices to maximise infection control.

If you have any concerns don’t hesitate in contacting us to discuss further. 

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