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COVID-19

REC Covid 19 statement 15th May 2020

With the ongoing situation with regard to the Coronavirus, it is imperative that we adhere to the government, HSE and Resuscitation Council guidelines. Therefore, all face to face first aid training courses remain suspended.

Greater clarity is expected from HSE and industry bodies over the coming week as to when (and how) we may be able to return to delivery.

REC trainers will be ready to set up courses again as the Coronavirus situation has resolved and it is safe to do so. REC will update this statement as information and formal guidance from HSE becomes available.

 

All Courses Suspended

With the ongoing and escalating situation with regard to the Coronavirus, it is imperative that we all stay at home and adhere to the government guidelines. Therefore, all first aid training courses have been suspended.

REC trainers will be ready to set up courses again once the Coronavirus situation has resolved and it is safe to do so.

 

All Certificates Extended by 3 months

Following HSE announcement that EFAW and FAW certificates can be extended by three months, and OFQUAL statement that Paediatric First Aid certificates may be extended by three months, during coronavirus. All Rescue Emergency Care First Aid certificates will be extended by three months for certificates that expire on or after 16th March 2020. This will be kept under review, and REC will follow HSE lead on any further extension. You should be aware that this might not be acceptable to your employer or NGB, and check their requirements.

British Canoeing have online e-learning that is required for their purposes:

https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/news/2020/first-aid-extension-elearning

 

Our current understanding is that Mountain Training will accept certificate extensions from the issuing "authority".

 

HSE statement is at:

https://www.hse.gov.uk/news/first-aid-certificate-coronavirus.htm

Further statement from HSE on 25 5 2020.  Certificate extension to 30 September 2020 for England.  Under review for Scotland and Wales.

https://www.hse.gov.uk/news/first-aid-certificate-coronavirus.htm?fbclid=IwAR3FdwD1Od9Uqwl9qmCVZ3zAkHiLInFn52lYagN_EOSbh4m_JdPiwysiTf8

 

Other NGB advice & requirements may be added here as we become aware of them.

Updates will be added here as the situation changes.