Covid-19 Pandemic

How you can access First Aid Training during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ABC Life Support is responding to the current COVID-19 pandemic by staying informed and sharing knowledge and training as and when required. Our staff are all working from home and our physical first aid training is currently only being delivered to Key workers. We have always believed that knowledge is essential in our everyday lives and now is no exception and so we are constantly reviewing the situation in terms of timelines and government instructions.

Mental Health Awareness has never been more important. At a time which is uncertain and just a little bit scary, we have some information which may help you remember the key principles to keep mentally safe. As a company, we are delivering our 4 Hour Mental Health First Aid England Awareness courses, both for Adults and Youth, online via our online platform – find out more on Our Courses page.

In response to the continuing need to stay skilled in first aid knowledge, especially as we know that most accidents take place in the home, we are keeping our customers up to date by scheduling a number of Facebook Live sessions. Take a look at our Facebook page where past videos can be accessed as well as details about the future sessions. These have been greatly received and serve as a great refresher for those who need to retain the information for their jobs.

In the background, our eLearning courses have been accessed by parents across the country as a way of keeping their skills up to date and their families’ safe.

We have also put together a FREE poster – Five Ways to Wellbeing at a time of social distancing

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We aim to share information by emailing our customers – sign-up to be added to our mailing list and stay informed.

Latest information from the Health & Safety Executive

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has confirmed that the first aid certificate extension will end on the 31st October 2020 for First Aid at Work (FAW) and Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW), and the 25th November 2020 for Paediatric First Aid for certificates expiring after the 16th March 2020. Guidance strictly states statutory training must have a minimum of 6 hours face to face training for EFAW & Paediatric and 12 hours for FAW (this must be in the same room not by virtual/online).

For more information, see the updated guidance from the HSE. Please feel free to contact us via telephone on 0800 0467 410 or email at info@abclifesupport.co.uk to discuss your requirements.

Advice on adapting CPR for Covid-19

A step-by-step guide on adapting CPR during the pandemic

Step by step guide for adapting CPR for Covid-19

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Organisations that we respect and champion

If you are worried about someone and require further support, there are people available to speak to:

  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Crisis Line – call 111 & select option 2
  • Samaritans – 116123
  • Calm (for men) – 0800 585 855
  • Papyrus Hope line (for young people) – call 0800 068 4141 or text 07786 209 697

If you would like to speak to somebody about how we can provide our service to you or your organisation during this time, please contact us.

Until the time comes for us to share the world again, please stay safe and stay alert.