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Information on Corona (COVID-19)

Updated: 8th March 2022 - We are pleased to announce that all of our lifeguard and lifesaving training courses  have returned to normal operation. We also continuing to provide ESSENTIAL on-site training to all business, hotels, schools, workplaces and individuals that require it.

Lifeguard training courses will continue as planned and forthcoming courses have now been arranged for 2022. BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW! All bookings are handled on a first come first serve basis and are fully refundable if, in the future due to Covid-19, the course is unable to proceed. PLEASE BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISSAPOINTMENT

First Class First Aid take the Health & Safety of our course attendees very seriously and review our high standards on a regular basis. We have produced the following information to reassure all attendees that we take the COVID-19 infection outbreak very seriously while also highlighting the measures we have in place in order to maintain the continued safety and welfare for all of our participants who train with us. This information will obviously change as the virus becomes less virulent and as government guidance changes.

For the continued safety of all of our customers and trainers alike, and to reduce/prevent any potential COVID-19 infection, we have implemented strict training practices, policies and processes. This covers the preparation and delivery of all of our training sessions. This includes but may not be limited to the following:

  • On booking, we will send you clear information and advice entitled "Managing The Risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19) For Course Participants"              

  • Clear information will be displayed prior to and in the training area in regard to COVID-19. This includes the processes and behaviour required of all participants on arrival and during our training. This is in line with your joint responsibility and our Duty of Care.                                                       

  • Participants showing any signs of infection on arrival, or during the course that we feel may pose a danger, may be withdrawn from the training and a free course transfer will be offered.

  • All of our manikins and training equipment are disinfected with Trionic/Alcohol wipes (70%) prior to each training session in line with the very latest HSE & Resuscitation Council UK Guidance. 

  • All working surfaces are disinfected prior to arrival. Course delegates are required to wash thier hands with soap and warm water prior to entering the training room. They are reminded to use our sanitisers, alcohol wipes, and tissues if needed on a regular basis. Should a course participant break the hygiene protocol then they will politely be requested to wash their hands and disinfect appropriately. We will also do our very best to set up the training room to encourage social distancing between students as much as possible. This may mean removal of furniture if required.

Our requirements, which reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 infection, are informed directly by NHS England, The World Health Organisation (WHO), The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and other professional training organisations. These are monitored daily and are reviewed and updated when required.


Information to read before attending.   Managing the Risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19) for Course Participants.

  • If you are showing symptoms typical of Flu, Cough or Cold or have been in close contact with somebody who has had or has good reason to believe they may have had the COVID-19 infection, then the person concerned should self-exclude form the course. In these circumstances there will be no cancellation charge and you will be offered a mutually convenient/alternative date to rebook when you are clear of any suspected virus.

  • If you exhibit any symptoms of illness, sickness, flu on arrival, or during the training, the course instructor's decision is final on whether to isolate you from the course. There will be no cancellation charge applicable and a mutually convenient time can be arranged to continue when safe to do so.

  • As a safeguard, all students are politely requested to wash their hands thoroughly with soap and warm water for 20 seconds in the restrooms provided prior to attendance on the course and frequently between activities when instructed to do so.

  • Alcohol wipes/hand gels/hand soap and tissues are also provided in the training room for your comfort, health and reassurance while you are with us on our training. We reserve the right to provide face masks that you may have to wear and record your temperature if we consider appropriate. 

  • Please comply with our social distancing rules if and when they are in force. This may be during the course and its various activities wherever possible.

Managing the Risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19) for Course Organisers.

CPR Training

For your information, The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has provided the following guidance in connection with the current proportionate level of infection control when training in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) using manikins for which First Class First Aid comply with as follows:

  • Replacement and disposal of lungs and airways in all manikins after each training session.

  • Wiping the face of the manikin with disinfectant (70% Alcohol) wipes after each and in between students. Participants may use individual face shields  if they so wish which should be disposed of safely at the end of the session.

  • Washing manikin faces with an appropriate disinfectant solution (Trionic scrubbing) after completion of each training session.

Useful links:

NHS England

Hand washing video

What is Corona Virus (COVID-19) - Video

Ray & Tracy Venner.
Managing Directors - First Class First Aid Training Partnership