Courses Available for Essential Workers in Melbourne

NSW: Courses are still available to the General Public as well as Essential Workers in NSW and are currently running daily in Sydney CBD and Parramatta

VIC: Only Essential Workers can complete courses (during Stage 4 restrictions). Classes are running daily in Bundoora, Laverton and Dandenong. The general public can book into classes dated that commence after 18th October.

See our Essential Workers page for further information about attending classes in Melbourne

COVID-19 Update Monday 28th September 2020:

VIC Residents: During Step 2 restrictions CPR First Aid will only be offering courses to ESSENTIAL WORKERS until 18th October.  All other clients unable to attend our Melbourne public classes and private bookings will receive credits to book new dates after this lockdown period (from 19th October). Classes for the general public are open for bookings from 18th October, so any new clients can book now and complete the pre-course online theory requirements prior to your class date. Masks or face coverings are mandatory.

NSW Residents: We are still delivering first aid courses to the general public as well as essential workers in Sydney, Hornsby and Parramatta, as well as in workplaces. Masks or face coverings are recommended.

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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