Precautions and Classroom Management
IRESCUE TRAINING maintains high standards for the safe and hygienic operation of its training in a variety of environments. As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to effect Canada, we will be implementing additional protective measures in order to protect our staff and our clients.
Some training locations, specifically those situated in open community spaces, have been subject to self-imposed closure according to their respective preventative measures. Where affected, trainees on some courses will be contacted for reschedule to a later date.
Regarding private courses and public classroom-based training, classes are running as scheduled. The following additional preventative measures will remain in effect; subject to change as the situation evolves:
- Reduced class sizes to facilitate social distancing
- A continuation of our thorough cleaning procedures in classrooms
- Encouraging thorough hand-washing before and after practical training on equipment
Additionally, we ask that anyone experiencing symptoms related to Coronavirus - or who has been exposed to someone else showing symptoms - not attend the training. Please do not put others at risk.
Any participant who appears to have symptoms will be refused access to the classroom and asked to leave. If you are uncertain about your condition, err on the side of caution and reschedule your booking in advance. Similarly, students who have travelled or been in contact with someone who has travelled to a destination with a travel health notice for COVID-19 are asked to contact us to reschedule their course.
If you have questions or need to reschedule your training, please contact us at: 647.967.9866
We appreciate your cooperation during this time. Our collective efforts will help to protect the health and safety of the communities in which we live and work.
How You Can do Your Part - GENERAL PRECAUTIONS:
- Do not attend if unwell or travelled to the high watch / occurrence areas
- Stay home if you are sick
- Avoid contact with vulnerable people, i.e. those with compromised immune systems
- Avoid unnecessary physical contact with others
- Avoid shaking hands or hugging (practice social distancing)
- Do not share personal items such as pens, tools, utensils, food
- Cough/sneeze into your elbow crease (not with your hands)
- Wash your hands/wrists regularly (soap and water for at least 20 seconds)
- Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer & ensure it evaporates (don’t wipe dry)
- Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
Based on what is currently known about COVID-19, spread from person-to-person with this virus happens most frequently among close contacts (within about 6 feet). This type of transmission occurs via respiratory droplets emitted through sneezing and coughing. Transmission of novel coronavirus to persons from surfaces contaminated with the virus has not been documented. Typical symptoms include a low-grade fever, cold-like symptoms and shortness of breath.
Published: March 16, 2020
Last Modified: March 22, 2020