In light of the current coronavirus pandemic, Communities Prepared has developed public health volunteer training resources to help Community Emergency Volunteers and spontaneous local groups better understand public health emergencies and their potential role in supporting community resilience at this time.
To ensure we provide the most up to date information that is reflective of latest government guidance on Covid-19 and responds to the needs of community volunteer groups, we will make periodical updates to our public health training module and cue card.
Our latest update was made on 30/03/2020 to reflect latest government guidance, the launch of the NHS volunteering programme and to incorporate feedback from key partner organisations. To see the marked changes, please download the ‘bold’ versions of the presentation and cue card.
These resources have been designed to be used by anyone keen to volunteer and support vulnerable members of their community during a public health emergency such as the current Covid-19 pandemic. The information provided is reflective of the wider context, but can be adapted and tailored by volunteers and groups for use in their own community.
Public Health Volunteer Training course objectives:
- What is a public health emergency
- Types of public health emergency
- Temperature extremes
- Hazardous chemical or bacteria release
- Local communicable disease
- Who does what in a public health emergency
- Your role before a public health emergency
- Your role during a public health emergency
- Your role after a public health emergency
- Safety during a public health emergency
- Triggering a call out
- Coronavirus pre-briefing
Hear Senior Project Officer for the programme, Paul Robertson, delivering the training as a webinar to volunteers in Wiltshire. Listen here.
Contact us to find out about online training sessions with one of our training officers, or call our non-emergency advice line on 0117 910 3930 if you have any questions. You can download the training pack for your own use and adapt it accordingly.
Once you have completed this training check out our full list of available modules here, which cover topics such as flooding, snow and utilities failures. And then why not use our online refresher training course in a few months’ time to keep your knowledge up to date?