Grand River received a notification yesterday afternoon from the Red Cross stating the following:
“In accordance to the measures being taken by health authorities across the country to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the Canadian Red Cross strongly recommends all Training Partners to cease in-person training until further notice.”
“All Red Cross first aid certifications (which would have expired March through June 30, 2020) will be considered valid 90-days beyond their expiry date. These certifications will also be accepted for those taking recertification courses when in-person training resumes.”
We could still offer this course to you now as a “blended course” where you could take the time now to complete the online component and the practical part in the future.
The Red Cross is now offering the online component of our Standard, Emergency, and CPR First Aid courses as separate standalone courses.
The online component will issue a confirmation of completion certificate which is good for 90 days. The completion of this online training will also appear in users’ profiles as a type of course which can be verified by their employer.
Participants will be required to compete the in-person training within 90 days of completing the online component, after which they will be issued a 3-year certification. With many individuals postponing in-person training, this will provide a solution to continue supporting education in the short term.
Please contact us if you wish to take the downtime as an opportunity to train workers.