COVID-19 Training Protocol

As we prepare to reopen our CPR Training courses, we would like to provide guidance on how we will safely resume in-person training according to Heart and Stroke and Canadian Red Cross Guidelines. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, you will not be permitted to attend the course. Please read our in-class protocols.

Pre-screening

Participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire before the course begins. We ask students to complete COVID-19 Self-assessment from the Ontario Government: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/  prior to registering for the course.  All participants will be asked to determine if they have been ill or have had any signs of illness within the last 24 hours (fever, cough, breathing difficulties/shortness of breath, or other symptoms), or been in contact with someone who is ill.

Participants registered for the upcoming course will receive pre-screening form to complete and will have to complete in-person screening form prior to entering the training facility. If a participant has any symptoms of COVID-19, you will not be permitted to attend the in-class training. Please contact your local health department and re-schedule your training as per their guidance.

Building Protcols

On the day of your course, please aim to arrive at the training facility between 15 and 30 minutes before your class time. When you arrive you will complete pre-screening form.

Participants must wear a mask or face covering when physical distancing cannot be adhered to during practice and testing. If you have any pre-existing conditions (e.g., allergies or asthma) which restrict you from wearing the mask, please reschedule your training. This extra due diligence ensures all participants in the course can feel safe.

During the course, you will be given a seat that is 6 feet apart from the other students. You will be given your own mannequin and training equipment to use throughout the course. All of our equipment is thoroughly disinfected before and after each and every use. Participants will be required to maintain physical distancing requirements at all times. Participants must successfully pass the skills, written exam, and complete full course duration as per course requirements outlined by the Canadian Red Cross and Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Maximum 10 people are allowed in the training facility as per COVID-19 Phase 2 in GTA AREA.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own personal pens/pencils.
Please purchase required materials directly through Heart and Stroke or Canadian Red Cross website – materials should not be shared amongst students

Cancellation must be made 48 hours prior to the start date, students will be subjected to cancellation fees.

Emergency Response Plan

In the event that a participant or the instructor displays COVID-19 symptoms during the course: difficulty breathing, chest pain, confusion or losing consciousness, the course will be stopped and participants will be advised to go directly home, have no contact with their family or the public, and self-isolate.

In the event of a probable case or positive case of COVID, Public health will be contacted to support contact tracing and have a system in place to provide information about which people have had close interactions with an affected participant/instructor.