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COVID-19 Safety on CRANAplus Courses

4 Apr 2022

Deputy CEO and Executive Director of Education, Amelia Druhan, outlines CRANAplus’ COVIDsafe protocols for course delivery. Designed to keep the workforce and vulnerable communities safe, these relate to venue choice, PPE, vaccination requirements, refunds, and more.

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With 2022 well under­way, so too is the busy sched­ule of course deliv­ery for the CRANAplus Edu­ca­tion team. We con­tin­ue to adapt, flex and find new ways to meet the needs of our course par­tic­i­pants and over­come the imped­i­ments imposed by COVID-19

Those of you who have been on one of our face-to-face cours­es recent­ly will already be famil­iar with our COVID­safe plan­ning and pro­to­cols. With the emer­gence of more trans­mis­si­ble vari­ants and the open­ing up’ of the coun­try, we have added fur­ther precautions.

A com­pre­hen­sive COVID­safe Plan is com­plet­ed for each face-to-face course, inclu­sive of mea­sures tak­en before, dur­ing and after cours­es to reduce the risk of expo­sure and trans­mis­sion of the virus.

All state/​territory pub­lic health require­ments are met as a min­i­mum, but in many instances are exceed­ed out of an abun­dance of cau­tion.

Some fea­tures of our COVID­safe Plan include:

  • Venue book­ings with providers that have their own COVID­safe plan in place and can accom­mo­date phys­i­cal dis­tanc­ing protocols
  • A require­ment for evi­dence of up-to-date COVID-19 vac­ci­na­tion sta­tus for par­tic­i­pants and teach­ing teams
  • Manda­to­ry exposure/​risk screen­ing and dec­la­ra­tion upon entry to course
  • Ample PPE pro­vi­sions and pro­to­cols, includ­ing appro­pri­ate face masks pro­vid­ed dai­ly by CRANAplus. Face shields are avail­able where required or pref­er­enced by those in attendance
  • Reg­u­lar sani­tis­ing and clean­ing of equip­ment through­out the skills stations.
  • Max­imis­ing ven­ti­la­tion of rooms and offer­ing cater­ing and breaks out­doors (venue and weath­er permitting)
  • A full refund pol­i­cy to sup­port par­tic­i­pants need­ing to with­draw from course due to mat­ters relat­ed to the pandemic.

All CRANAplus Course Coor­di­na­tors trav­el with a sup­ply of rapid anti­gen tests (RATs) avail­able for use on course as required.

So as not to fur­ther dis­ad­van­tage an already stretched work­force man­ag­ing a high degree of unpre­dictabil­i­ty, we con­tin­ue to offer full refund pol­i­cy to sup­port par­tic­i­pants need­ing to with­draw from cours­es due to mat­ters relat­ed to the pan­dem­ic.

We under­stand everyone’s need for reas­sur­ance at this dif­fi­cult stage of the pandemic.

If you would like fur­ther infor­ma­tion about our COVID­safe Plan and our pro­to­cols please don’t hes­i­tate to con­tact our team; every­one is well-placed to assist you.

I take this oppor­tu­ni­ty to thank all staff, vol­un­teers and par­tic­i­pants who help so will­ing­ly and capa­bly to ensure we do every­thing we can to lim­it trans­mis­sion of COVID-19 on courses.

This is a true expres­sion of the val­ues of CRANAplus and our mis­sion to pro­tect vul­ner­a­ble pop­u­la­tions and communities.

Amelia Druhan
Deputy CEO and Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of Edu­ca­tion

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