Training academies – the buildings are closed, but online training is going very well!
Following Government directive regarding COVID– 19 our training academies will be closed to learners and apprentices until further notice from 4.30 on Friday 20th March 2020. But please don’t worry, we are continuing studies with all learners and apprentices with communication and work set and marked in a variety of ways to include telephone, email and video calling via Zoom.
Vulnerable learners and children of key workers
Vulnerable learners, care leavers, learners with Educational Health Care Plans and the children of key workers will be able to continue to attend – please contact us at your earliest convenience to discuss this.
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Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic we wish to assure you that Heart of England Training are taking all necessary precautions and actions to lower risks and protect our learners, staff, stakeholders and customers. We will provide regular updates on this fast moving situation.
Employer based training and recruitment
We are still training apprentices through remote visits (telephone, email and Zoom), this is going extremely well and helping apprentices to make the most of difficult times and get ahead, with many End Point Assessments now offered in this way.
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of a new continuous cough and/or high temperature. If you have these symptoms, however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for 7 days from when your symptoms started. You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days, contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.
Wash your hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds using soap and hot water, particularly after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose, or after being in public areas where other people are doing so. Use hand sanitiser if that’s all you have access to.
To reduce the spread of germs when you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, or your sleeve (not your hands) if you don’t have a tissue, and throw the tissue away immediately. Then wash your hands or use a hand sanitising gel.
Clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces using your regular cleaning products to reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people.
At the current time and based on our understanding of what is known of COVID-19 and other similar respiratory viruses, it is likely that older people and those with chronic medical conditions may be vulnerable to severe disease. As more information emerges, recommendations may change.