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An Introduction to Covid-19 Awareness

This free course is designed as an introduction and refresher for healthcare staff, primarily in non-clinical roles, social care staff and anyone who may be in a public sector role who may require knowledge and skills in recognising and preventing the spread of Covid-19.

The course takes around 20-minutes to complete, and is not certificated or accredited, however it is provided free of charge for general awareness, for those in supporting roles who wish to learn about the basics of dealing with and preventing Coronavirus. The course also includes relevant signposting to further resources and Skills for Health training that may support healthcare professionals in their roles if required.


For a certificated course, please purchase the Covid-19 Training for NHS, Health and Social Care staff if proof of learning is required.

Skills for Health's An Introduction to Covid-19 Awareness course
Duration: 20 mins approx.
Course Provider: Skills For Health
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The course is aimed at all health, social care and key workers.

This course contains the following:

  • Introduction
  • What is Covid-19?
  • General Covid-19 Guidance
  • Case Definitions and Care Pathways
  • Infection Prevention
  • Respiratory and Hand Hygiene
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Cleaning and Decontamination
  • Patient Placement and Assessment for Infection Risk (Screening/Triaging)
  • Stepdown of Infection Control Precautions and Discharging
  • Continuing to Deliver Care Services


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