Certificate renewals during the Coronavirus outbreak

HSE have produced revised guidance on the extension of First Aid at Work (FAW) and Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) certificates. (see link below)

https://www.hse.gov.uk/coronavirus/first-aid-and-medicals/first-aid-certificate-coronavirus.htm#qualifications

In summary:

  • Any FAW or EFAW certificates expiring from 16 March 2020 can be extended to NO LATER than 31 October 2020. This indicates that the requalification course MUST BE completed by 31 October 2020.

  • Any FAW or EFAW certificate expiring from 1 October 2020 can to extended for a MAXIMUM OF 6 MONTHS to 31 March 2021. This indicates that the requalification course MUST BE completed by 31 March 2021. (However FAIB would expect our Training Providers to complete the requalification course AS SOON AS POSSIBLE).

DFE Guidance on Paediatric First Aid (PFA) and Emergency Paediatric First Aid (EPFA) Certificates.

  • The extension of PFAW and EPFA Certificates remains at 25 November 2020. (This indicates that the requalification course MUST BE completed by 25 November 2020).