Covid-19: St Andrew’s First Aid Suspends All Training Courses

In light of the current situation, St Andrew’s First Aid have decided to suspend all first aid and health and safety courses from Friday 20th March at 17:00. All orders placed up until 13:00 on Friday 20th March in our supplies store will be fulfilled.

We are taking other precautions, highlighted below.

For certificates expired on or after 16th March 2020, the HSE issued the following statement:

“If … requalification training is prevented for reasons associated directly with coronavirus or by complying with related government advice, it is reasonable and practical to extend the validity of current certificates by up to 3 months.”

From Monday 23rd March:

– All of our training courses at all training centres are suspended until further notice
– Fundraising events, including Laughter and Lifesavers and our Charity Golf Day, are postponed
– All offices will close and staff will work from home. We are still reachable by email at info@firstaid.org.uk and by phone at 0300 4 666 999

A note from our Chief Executive, Stuart Callison: “For almost 140 years, St Andrew’s First Aid, our volunteers and the communities we serve, have faced challenges big and small and come through them all by working together. We’ve never worked in quite this way before, though, so it’s inevitable that there will be some disruption until we’ve found our feet. We’ll do all we can to provide a consistent service though this very challenging period.”

“Please keep in touch, and in the coming weeks we will share more about our plans, in particular what we can do to help you and the wider community, especially its most vulnerable members. Take care, and a big thank you from us all for your continuing support.”

Read the latest government official advice here. Read the NHS advice here.

Please donate here to support St Andrew’s First Aid at this time. Thank you.

2 Responses to “Covid-19: St Andrew’s First Aid Suspends All Training Courses”

  1. My certificate requalification expires on 3rd April 2020. I wish to have my certificate validity extended for 3 months due to the situation with the corona virus. I hope this meets with your approval. Thank you for your kind assistance. Kind regards.

    • Hi Anne, this won’t be a problem. For certificates expiring on or after 16th March the HSE issued the following statement: “If requalification training is prevented for reasons associated directly with coronavirus or by complying with related government advice, it is reasonable and practical to extend the validity of current certificates by up to 3 months.”

      Kind regards,
      Holly

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