COVID-19

COVID - 19 Risk Assessment Surgical Educational Courses

COVID-19 Risk Assessment Surgical Educational Courses

 

COVID-19 is a public health emergency. Everyone needs to assess and manage the risks and we have a legal responsibility to protect delegates and staff from risk to their health and safety. This means we need to think about the risks we face and do everything reasonably practicable to minimise them, recognising you cannot completely eliminate the risk of COVID-19.

If you have symptoms then please do not attend course, if you are self-isolating because of contact with a COVID-19 case or person with symptoms then please DO NOT ATTEND COURSE, full refund available.

The Rule 6 and Lockdown rules only apply to social situations and non essential services, as our course is work and educational it is therefore exempt from this, however when attending the course everyone should make every reasonable effort to comply with the social distancing guidelines set out by the government (2m, or 1m with risk mitigation where 2m is not viable).

The risk mitigation we will provide

– further increasing the frequency of handwashing and surface cleaning
– keeping the activity time involved as short as possible
– using screens or barriers to separate people from each other
– using back-to-back or side-to-side working (rather than face-to-face) whenever possible
– reducing the number of people each person has contact with by using ‘fixed teams or partnering’ (so each person works with only a few others).

If you are in a Tier 3/4 area you are permitted to travel to this course as this course is deemed work/educational.

We automatically engage with track and trace as we hold your details for 21 days.

COVID-19 Risk Assessment Surgical Educational Courses

  • We will require attendees to sign a declaration confirming that they:

    - Are symptom-free and have not had any symptoms in the 14 days prior to the event.

    - No member of their household/bubble has had symptoms in the past 14 days.

    - Will inform the organiser is they become symptomatic within 14 days of the event.

  • We will be checking the temperature of attendees as they arrive at the event.

  • Measures will be in place to ensure attendees remain at least 2m apart during the event

  • Measures will be in place where it is not practical to remain 2m apart? 

 

New Tier 5 lockdown

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As well as the above advice all Doctors are reminded to complete two negative lateral flow tests before the course (one of which must be on the morning of the course). All Doctors should have had their first vaccination against COVID 19 as advised by the government. 

Those self isolating due to a protocol breach or whom suspect they may have COVID19 should not under any circumstances attend.

Excerpt from government guidance which builds on previous Tier 3/4 guidance relating to medical education:

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e"For those students who are eligible for face to face teaching, you can meet in groups of more than your household as part of your formal education or training, where necessary. Students should expect to follow the guidance and restrictions. You should socially distance from anyone you do not live with wherever possible."