Coronavirus – ID19 Update

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Update for students about coronavirus (COVID-19)

VITAL FIRST AID is working with the Department of Education and NSW Health to monitor and respond to the unfolding international coronavirus situation.

What you need to know

VITAL FIRST AID is open, and courses will run as normal.

However, we will continue to monitor the situation closely and take advice from NSW Health to ensure we are responding appropriately.

Consistent with current guidelines from NSW Health, if you are unwell, you should stay at home and seek medical attention as soon as possible.

On 15 March, the Australian Government put in place new measures for people arriving in Australia:

  • Individuals must self-isolate for a period of 14 days on arrival to Australia, including returning Australian citizens and residents.

You are also required to self-isolate if you:

  • have been diagnosed with the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • are under medical assessment for Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • have had close contact with a confirmed case of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Individuals who meet this criteria, are also excluded from educational facilities such as schools and VITAL FIRST AID locations.

What you need to do

Students currently excluded from educational facilities such as schools and VITAL FIRST AID locations are those who in the last 14 days have:

  • Been in contact with any confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases.
  • Arrived in Australia by any means.

If you meet these circumstances, you must be isolated in your home for 14 days, other than for individual medical care.

Students and staff who returned to Australia more than 14 days ago and have shown no symptoms are able to return to educational facilities.

NSW Health has processes in place to identify any contacts of cases confirmed in Australia. Any advice to these contacts will be provided directly by NSW Health.

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The venues we use especially in the Sydney region are clubs, as such, they have the right to set their own restrictions around who can and cannot enter the facility. These restrictions are totally out of our control and not always in line with Health Guidelines. We recommend you contact the venue you are booked to attend the day before the course and check that you are not restricted based on your individual situation. We can transfer your registration free of charge (if due to COVID venue restriction)  only if we are notified the day before a course. Normal cancellation policies will apply if we are not contacted prior to the event.

We are taking all required steps to ensure everyone’s safety including removing tables, no breaths required when doing CPR, ample cleansing wipes, refusal of attendance for any participants presenting with flu or cold symptoms, or those that should be self-isolating. 

Our standing request for unwell students: If you are unwell with any type of “cold or flu” we will NOT ALLOW YOU TO ENTER THE COURSE.

Face masks are not mandatory but we recognize you may choose to wear a mask when visiting our venues Covid 19 update