COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY PRACTICES FOR IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS
To provide an environment that allows Slipstream Wilderness First Aid to operate in-person workshops during COVID we have enhanced our health and safety measures based on guidance from health authorities, including Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and provincial health ministries. This is an evolving situation and our commitment to risk management guides our operations; and the health and wellbeing of our students and instructors is our priority.
The following applies to all in-person training workshops.
- Students will be required to sign a Declaration of Health and COVID Exposure (located below) to confirm the following as defined by the CDC (Centres for Disease Control):
- Not presenting any of the following symptoms of COVID-19; shortness of breath, fever, cough, loss of taste or smell, vomiting or diarrhea, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, runny nose, nor have I in the last 14 days.
- Not tested positive or suspected as having COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
- Not had a high-risk exposure to a COVID-19 infected individual within the last 14 days.
- Not traveled outside of Canada within the last 14 days.
- We ask that students who are sick, or unable to confirm all of the above statements, excuse themselves from in-person participation until they are feeling well again and able to confirm these statements.
- Course participant numbers have been reduced and classrooms will be set up to allow for two-metre physical distancing of all Individuals.
- Courses will take place outdoors when possible.
- Students are responsible to bring their own PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) to include 3-ply masks, gloves and eye protection and wear them during the course when instructed to do so.
- To match the current governing guidelines, all participants must wear a face mask, covering the nose and mouth, in indoor settings. In outdoor settings, so long as physical distancing is in place, masks are optional.
- Courses will begin with a comprehensive discussion on effective PPE use, its benefits and limitations, and proper donning and doffing technique as defined by the CDC here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/using-ppe.html
- Students will be required to build a scarecrow “patient” in advance of the workshop and use it for all simulated First Aid scenarios.
- Refusal or repeated failure to comply with Slipstream’s health and safety procedures may lead to dismissal from the course with no tuition refund.
Important additional equipment to bring:
- Cloth or medical masks for classroom and when physical distancing is not possible outside
- Eye protection, sunglasses or safety glasses and gloves, in case needed for training scenarios
- Scarecrow “patient” (instructions to build a scarecrow in Slipstream Campus)
- First Aid Training Supplies (https://wildernessfirstaid.ca/product/first-aid-training-supplies-required)
This is an evolving situation and our practices may change as we gain new information or as recommendations change. Slipstream reserves the right to decide when and under what conditions any courses will operate using medical advice and our best judgment. Activities or locations may be changed with short notice.
Course Transfers and Refunds
For course transfers and refunds related to COVID, please visit our Fun Cancellation Policies.