In these uncertain, testing times, the coronavirus outbreak has certainly caused disruption to businesses of all kind, big or small.

Unfortunately, not everyone is able to work from home, whether it be due to technical limitations, legal restrictions or being a key worker. For those of us who cannot stay home, it is essential to be able to remain safe and keep the chances of contracting the virus to an absolute minimum.

Our Sister company, Medilink Nursing, works with Nurses and Carers, so we have been able to see the wide range of measures that need to be in place. That’s why we’ve created a FREE COVID-19 training course for all businesses to complete, with the aim of helping to slow down the spread of the virus and saving lives.

Why Did We Create The Training?

At Aaron’s Department, the majority of us are fortunate enough to be in a position where we are able to work from home. We know this isn’t the case for everybody though.

We, like everyone else, want to be able to do our part, no matter how small, to help. So, we thought: why not make sure that all business owners and employees are able to find out everything they can, and need to do, in one place?

Information has been scattered around the internet, some true, some false, and has caused a lot of confusion.

Home-brewed theories have resulted in individuals believing they can prevent catching COVID-19 by eating garlic, as well as self-testing by holding their breath for 10 seconds. It may seem silly to us, but we’ve all fallen victim of false information on the internet. The last thing any of us would want is to people to unknowingly put themselves, or others, at risk.

By creating this training course, we have been able to put all the vital, official information in one easy-to-access place. No more searching Google for advice, reading dodgy-looking articles from people who claim to “be in the know” – your one-stop database of knowledge is here!

We would encourage you to not only share this blog but more importantly the free training course to as many people as you can.

If we all do our part, we can help stop the spread.

What is in The Training?

In the COVID-19 training course, we have covered some of the most important areas that may cause concern or confusion. They include: 

  • How To Contain The Spread.
  • How To Properly Wash Your Hands.
  • Symptoms of Coronavirus.
  • What To Do If You Show Symptoms.
  • Fake News Regarding COVID-19.
  • How To Properly Self-Isolate.

Within each of these modules is key information from official sources, such as the UK Government and The World Health Organisation (WHO), and videos where necessary. After each module, we have included a short set of questions that aim to confirm the individual has understood what they have just read.

However, we haven’t just made the training course to let it grow old! Our aim is to continue to update it whenever there is new information, from important procedures to things you should avoid. You can complete the test as many times as you want, so it never hurts to check back every now and then to see if there’s anything new, and refresh your knowledge!

Which Businesses Can Enrol Their Staff?

The answer to this is very simple – every single one.

We really want everyone to be on the same page when it comes to COVID-19, therefore, it wouldn’t make much sense for us to limit who can access it!

Anyone can be infected by the virus, so everyone should have access to the training!

Can an Individual Access The Course?

Yes, but you will need to ask your employer to register and enrol you.

How Can I Enrol Myself or My Employees?

Current Aaron's Department Employees

Anyone who currently uses Aaron’s Department for DBS Checks will see the option to enrol once they log into their online portal, which can be done here.

Not a Current Customer of Aaron's Department?

Never used Aaron’s Department before? No problem, you don't have to, to access the course!

You can sign up your business for free by filling a form, found here

Once done, you will be able to access the training, as well as enrol yourself and/or your employees in the course.

It really is as simple as that! You can enrol as many employees as you want, at no cost.

Let's Do Our Part

We hope that by providing you with this free training, we are able to, in some way, help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

As mentioned, we encourage anyone to share the link, sign up, tell their managers about it - whatever needs to be done, do it!

Only together can we help #StopTheSpread and #ProtectTheNHS