Essential COVID-19 Training for Volunteers

As we navigate the peaks and troughs of the current pandemic, we are determined to continue to reach out to and send out hot cooked food packs and food parcels to those in our community who are struggling to make ends meet, vulnerable, elderly and or frail and immunosupressed or immunocompromised.

As volunteers, we all need to ensure we remain safe and secure in all that we do. In view of this we recommend the following training course created by the World Health Organisation.

ePROTECT Respiratory Infections (EN) course is provided by the WHO

It will teach you basic knowledge and skills and help you to understand what ARIs are, how they are transmitted, how to assess the risk of infection and to understand basic hygiene measures to protect yourself. This learning package consists of 4 modules and is available at:

Course contents

Module 1: Acute Respiratory Infection (ARIs) of public health concern – Introduction:

Overall learning objective: To describe basic information about acute respiratory infections including transmission, symptoms, treatment and prevention.

Module 2: How to protect yourself against Acute Respiratory Infections (ARIs):

Overall learning objective: How to manage the risk from ARIs.

Module 3: Basic hygiene measures:

Overall learning objective: To describe basic hygiene measures to protect against ARIs.

Module 4: Wearing a medical mask:

Overall learning objective: To describe when and how to wear a medical mask.

Access the course via App

Please check under the volunteer resources tab where we have placed ready access copies of the videos and pdf sheets related to this course courtesy of WHO open learning