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Coronavirus (COVID-19): updates and advice.

Infection Prevention and Control of COVID-19 when working with the Public

This is a new two hour virtual session on Infection Prevention and Control of COVID-19 when working with the Public.

These sessions will be delivered via Zoom on the following dates:

  • 13th October 2020 – 09:30 – 11:45
  • 21st October 2020 – 14:00 – 16:15
  • 26th October 2020 – 10:00 – 12:15
  • 26th October 2020 – 13:30 – 15:45

This event is free of charge.

The aim of these sessions is to give candidates a basic understanding of infection prevention and control in practice and a greater understanding of current infections, risk and prevention of communicable diseases and in particular COVID-19.

By the end of the session participants will have a greater understanding of the appropriate infection prevention and control measures required to work with the general public and will develop a basic understanding of:

  • principles of basic infection prevention and control
  • modes of transmission and the chain of infection
  • transmission precautions of COVID-19
  • transmission characteristics of COVID-19
  • routes of transmission, incubation and infection period
  • applying COSHH to adequately control the risk of exposure
  • aerosol generating procedures and appropriate PPE
  • environment decontamination
  • safe ways of working and reducing risk

Target group

Staff who are working within the community in face to face settings.

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