January 2021 Covid Update – We hope that you have all had a happy and healthy Christmas and New Year!
Here at Basic Life Support Consultancy, we have 4 trainers that deliver our first aid courses, of those 4 trainers 3 of us are also front-line medics. I am a Paramedic working for our local Ambulance Trust and responding from home for the charity Suffolk Accident Rescue Service. Having spoken with my colleagues about the situations they are facing and following the Government’s announcement on Monday. We as a company have decided to cancel some of our upcoming open first aid training courses.
This is not in keeping with our Governing Bodies advice, they believe that with the measures we have in place we are safe to continue, we don’t feel comfortable following this advice given the current state of our A&E’s, a huge percentage of admissions are now COVID-19 patients, this new variant is obviously so much more transmissible.
With everybody being told to work from home where possible, to only travel when necessary and the schools being closed to most of the population it seems wrong to bring a group of people together for open training, we are still happy to come into a workplace and train for a single employer.
I hope you can understand. If you have any queries, please let me or Emma know.
Basic Life Support Consultancy is a training company based in Mildenhall near Bury St Edmunds offering First Aid training to Industry, Commerce and Care. Our training and assessing in all types of first aid is by experienced first aiders or health professionals, so we can make the courses relevant to the needs of your workplace and our aim is to ensure candidates have the confidence to apply their first aid training in the workplace.