Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Self-isolation and Online Training

If you find yourself quarantined at home or working remote while waiting out the Covid-19 storm, we have a few online training solutions to keep you in the know and up to scratch with some bonus certifications.

Here's a FREE training course offered by the World Health Organization (WHO), intended for healthcare workers and public health professionals, focused on infection prevention and control:

Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This course is designed to help employers and managers prepare and respond to exposure and illness caused by COVID-19. Offered FREE for a limited time through April 30, 2020:

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Action Plan for the Workplace

Access our catalog of provincial occupational health and safety legislation compliant training courses, using discount code IRESCUE10 to receive 10% off all online courses:

Blended / Online Course Catalog - Discounted

Get the jump on your Red Cross Standard First Aid by taking it Blended! Sign up for a random in-class skills date and begin the online portion now! Alter the in-class date to a preferred date later:

Red Cross Blended Standard First Aid (SFA)

If you are venturing out, please follow these general precautions:

  • Do not attend if unwell or travelled to the high watch / occurrence areas
  • 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

About COVID-19

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.

For more information about COVID-19, please visit the following sites:

Published: March 27, 2020
Last Modified: March 28, 2020

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