Mandatory training and face to face training – updated 11 March 2021
Mandatory face to face practical training can resume from Monday 17 May 2021. This is subject to specific conditions: that it complies with Covid secure guidance, including taking reasonable steps to limit the risk of transmission and a risk assessment has been completed.

Face to face practical clinical skills training can also proceed subject to the same requirements.

Completion of mandatory e-learning programmes continues to be encouraged.

All other training that can be delivered remotely should continue to be provided in this way; it is unlikely CUH will change its position on this before September 2021.

Any requests to deliver face to face training (excluding mandatory and clinical skills training) must be requested through the weekly Covid secure training request process.

Where any approved training involves external training provision, the CUH person responsible for arranging this must ensure that a Covid secure external provider risk assessment has been undertaken.

The documents referred to above are available on Connect here.

Covid-19 classroom training guidelines
Taking care of our staff is very important to us and we closely monitor the latest guidance from the Government and health and safety executive to ensure we follow the correct hygiene and safe distancing practices.

The Covid classroom training guidelines have been updated to reflect the latest information and are available on the staff portal here.

Weekly Covid secure training request process

Where it is not possible to deliver training virtually, a face-to-face risk assessment proforma and face to face training Covid-19 risk assessment must be submitted to the Covid-19 training group via email to seek approval for the training to be delivered.

The group will review the request for face to face training, taking into consideration the following:

  • Whether the training could be successfully delivered virtually
  • The risk to staff of the training not being undertaken
  • The risk to patients of staff not being trained correctly in a given skill/subject
  • Whether the face to face training Covid-19 risk assessment adequately identifies and controls the risks in face-to-face training sessions.

The face to face training risk assessments and more detailed information on this process can be found here. If you would like a word version of this to complete, they are available by clicking the links below:

We fully appreciate that remote meetings may not always be ideal or easy for staff who do not have ready access to equipment to help facilitate this. Thank you for your continued commitment to working in this way to help protect each other and our patients.