What is Covid 19


Coronavirus –Blue Red Blue Training Services Southwest Ltd- updated 27/03/2020

We are trying hard at the moment to ensure when returning to training we are prepared, we need to consider our trainees safety and wellbeing,as safety is our most important concern. The Covid-19 virus does present a risk to human health, so we need to ensure the steps we take, and the following of our client’s safety procedures to ensure we all stay safe.

The risks will then be minimised for us and the our customers workforce, it is more important then usual for us as we visit your site and deliver the training at your location.

What is the Covid-19

As described by the WHO:

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face.

The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).

At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments. WHO will continue to provide updated information as soon as clinical findings become available?

All advise on the WHO Website:

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

All government guidelines can be found at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus


Early symptoms of Coronavirus infection include:

A new continuous, dry cough,

A high temperature,

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.

These symptoms are similar to other illnesses such as the flu and the common cold, however, this new strain can lead to more serious conditions such as pneumonia, and in more vulnerable people can be life threatening.

General Precautions

Recommended to carefully follow the advice below:

Wash your hands regularly with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds,

Use an alcohol-based sanitiser to complement soap and water – where soap and water is not available,

Cover your mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing and use tissues – Catch it, Bin it, Kill it,

Avoid shaking hands,

Avoid close contact with people who are sick,

Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands,

Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces which you may have touched.

Latest advice from the government

Stay at home

Only go outside for food, health reasons or essential work

Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people

Wash your hands as soon as you get home.


AITT has also introduced a Guidance: Safe Safe MHE Training Methods During Covid 19 Outbreak.