COVID-19 Best Practice

In relation to the international health crisis, COVID-19, we have taken account of the current health environment and implemented best-practice procedures to protect the health and safety of participants and staff. We will continue to monitor the situation and advise accordingly, but it is also crucially important we continue to teach CPR and First Aid. Remember approx., 115000 people suffer sudden cardiac arrest EVERYDAY and many professions require First Aid and CPR training so we will do our best to be able to continue training and provide a safe environment for our staff and participants.


  • Clean each manikin after each course with disinfectant

  • Cleans training room, kitchen area and toilets after each course

  • Provide antibacterial wipes.

  • Provides single use face shield for each participant

  • Provides single use gloves.

  • Provides face masks.

  • Provide alcohol-based hand sanitiser and soap.

  • Our trainers to follow personal hygiene requirements – wash their hands for at least 20 seconds with
    soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser on a regular basis during the training course.

  • Our governing bodies have advised we can make reasonable adjustments within the CPR and First Aid
    Courses to help with social distancing.

  • Our trainers have been asked to be conscious of room layout to minimise the contact between

First Aid & CPR participants are advised that if they are undertaking any training at Responder1 that the following should be considered:

  • Recommend you upload the Australian Government Covid-19 App.

  • Temperatures will be taken on arrival at Responder1. If temperature is 37.5 or above, will be asked
    to leave the course and rebook for another course.

  • Will be asked if you or someone close to you have returned home from overseas in the past 14 days?
    If so, training day must be booked more than 14 days from time of booking.

  • Not to attend your course if you are feeling unwell. If participants present with any flu-like symptoms
    (sore throat, coughing, shortness of breath, fever) they will be asked to leave the class and obtain a
    medical certificate showing they are free of COVID-19 to attend a later class.

  • If you have had Covid-19, that you present a medical certificate showing clearance of same.

  • Will be required to fill in a questionnaire that will be kept with course paperwork confirming the
    above information.

  • Use antibacterial wipes on manikin

  • Use face shield on manikins

  • Use face mask and gloves (not compulsory)

  • Each participant to be responsible in relation to social distancing.

  • Each participant to follow personal hygiene requirements – wash their hands for at least 20 seconds
    with soap and water or use an alcohol-based sanitiser on a regular basis due the training course.

  • You are encouraged to bring your own pen, alcohol-based sanitiser and tissues.

  • You will not be asked to breathe into a CPR manikin. You will be asked to demonstrate the correct
    technique including showing the amount of air you would breathe, but you do not need to breathe
    into the manikin, you will breathe to the side of the manikin.