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COVID-19 advice

The First Aid Awarding Body Forum has provided advice for first aid trainers/centres on COVID-19.

COVID-19: statement from HSE relating to certificate expiry

If requalification training is prevented for reasons associated directly with coronavirus or by complying with government advice, it is reasonable and practicable to extend the validity of current certificates by up to three months.  Anyone taking advantage of this extension should be able to describe clearly their reasons for delaying requalification training, and demonstrate the steps they have taken to undertake training, if required.

This guidance comes into effect for certificates expiring on or after 16th March 2020.  HSE will review this matter over the coming months and will issue further statements as necessary.

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