COVID 19 – First Aid Course

Can you still complete a CPR course -YES - First Aid Brisbane take additional precautions, as well as smaller groups in align with ASQA and NTS.

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What is COVID 19?

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Australia has had to deal with this for most of 2020 and we are doing very well so far.

Most people who fall sick with COVID-19 will experience mild to moderate symptoms and recover without special treatment.

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by this new virus. Symptoms include fever, coughing, a sore throat and shortness of breath. COVID 19 can spread from person to person, but good personal hygiene can help prevent infection.

HOW IT SPREADS

The virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or exhales. These droplets are too heavy to hang in the air, and quickly fall on floors or surfaces.

You can be infected by breathing in the virus if you are within close proximity of someone who has COVID-19, or by touching a contaminated surface and then your eyes, nose or mouth.

In Australia, the people most at risk of getting the virus are:

  • travellers who have recently been overseas
  • those who have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19
  • people in correctional and detention facilities
  • people in group residential settings

People who are, or are more likely to be, at higher risk of serious illness if they get the virus are:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 50 years and older with one or more chronic medical conditions
  • people 65 years and older with chronic medical conditions
  • people 70 years and older
  • people with compromised immune systems

At this stage the risk to children and babies, and the role children play in the transmission of COVID-19, is not clear. However, there has so far been a low rate of confirmed COVID-19 cases among children, relative to the broader population.

There is limited evidence at this time regarding the risk in pregnant women.

Need to know more head to the Australian Governement Department of Health website via this link.

https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/what-you-need-to-know-about-coronavirus-covid-19#who-is-most-at-risk

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