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Important information re first aid course renewals during Covid lockdown.

Updated: Mar 22

I’ve been asked numerous times about renewing first aid certifications during this Covid lockdown. Last week we received an update from the FAQP, HSE and awarding bodies.

The highlights below are from the First Aid Quality Partnership (FAQP). “In summary, first aid delivery may continue to go ahead by continuing to provide a COVID secure environment for learners. This should be led by demand from employers based primarily on maintaining adequate first aid provision in the workplace.”


First Aid Certificate validity extension.

“As things stand, the HSE is not amending the guidance issued on first aid certificate validity extensions. The guidance on their website remains as follows:

FAW or EFAW certificates that expired after 16 March 2020 can remain valid until 31 October 2020 or 6 months from date of expiry, whichever is later. All requalification training for these certificates should be completed by 31 March 2021”

“This means that if a first aid certificate expires between 1 October 2020 and 31 March 2021, learners have a deadline of 31 March 2021 to complete their requalification.”


First aid development is still teaching first aid courses – but only in areas that have the appropriate space to remain 2m apart. The next public course is 22/2/21 in Guildford.


For more information or advice please message me or contact me on the details below. #firstaid #training #covid #regulations.



Kim Ronaldson. First Aid instructor

For more information, advice or to discuss booking a course please email into@first-aid-development.co.uk or call 07770 376497