• All training can recommence but must be carried out in a Covid secure way – with social distancing, mask wearing and limited capacity. It is the responsibility of trainers to organise training sessions in a way that minimises risk.
  • All staff taking part in training should take a lateral flow test before attending (in addition to regular testing via the asymptomatic testing programme)

Further information is available in the Covid-19 classroom training guidelines.

Please follow these guidelines – taking care of our staff is important to us.

CUH is closely monitoring the latest guidance from the Government and health and safety executive to ensure that we can safely return to the delivery of some of our mandatory/essential for role training in a way to ensure we are following standard hygiene and safe distancing practices.


  • Please consider what it would mean for our patients and other staff members if attendees could not come to work following an event. Teams and departments should ensure that any event minimises risk.
  • On-site events – these should be managed in a Covid secure way with a risk assessment in place. Attendance should be carefully controlled – such as booking via EventBrite.
  • Drop-in events are not permitted (this includes events such as cake stalls).
  • External events (off-site and third party events, such as ceremonies, conferences, graduations) – take precautions to minimise risk to yourself and others. For example, avoid large numbers of staff from the same area attending at the same time where possible, check whether the event is being held in a Covid secure way, wear a face mask.
  • Social gatherings outside of work – consider what it would mean for our patients and other staff members if groups of staff couldn’t come to work. Take steps to minimise the risks.
  • Information events/union stalls – these should be managed in a Covid secure way with a risk assessment in place. Attendance should be carefully controlled. Drop-in sessions are not permitted.

Leadership training

There are a number of eLearning courses available to choose from on DOT, CUH’s online learning management system. The Edward Jenner Programme is a free online leadership development programme for aspiring and new leaders and managers from the NHS Leadership Academy. There are also leadership and other courses available online from eLearning for Healthcare and FutureLearn.

The Institute for Leadership & Management (ILM) have introduced free learn at lunch daily webinars on the topic of ‘Inspiring great leadership’. See availability and range of topics here.


We have a number of qualified coaches across the Trust who can offer private confidential space as a way of giving people quality time in the moment to think and having a conversation with someone that is safe and supportive during challenging times.
Please contact or register via Connect.

e-Learning for Healthcare – COVID-19 programme
Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare has created an e-learning programme in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic that is free to access, without logging in.

For more information about the programme visit

For those shielding or self-isolating at home: a Practice Supervisor online training opportunity

All health care professionals including nurses, midwives, allied health care professionals and medical staff who are shielding at home (i.e. those who can’t be at work for 12 weeks), or who are self-isolating and are well, can undertake practice supervisor training on DOT at home to become practice supervisors for all Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) students on their return.

This is an opportunity to support our nursing and midwifery students, to undertake 7.5 – 15 hours of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and to share your professional knowledge and experience with our future NHS workforce.