Update: Monday, December 21st, 2020

 

As Nova Scotia Public Health modifies restrictions in the Halifax area, we continue to be vigilant in observing strict provincial health orders in our classrooms.

We continue to combine small group sizes, social distancing and masking as well as vigorous sanitizing and disinfecting into our classroom routine.

Please click here to view our Safe Return to Practice Guidelines (6th Ed, December 2020).

A summary of our COVID-related safety measures are as follows:

  • We continue to offer an abundance of blended training options, wherein participants complete a self-paced online module followed by a comparatively shorter classroom experience. - Traditional, full-length programming does remain available for those who prefer such.
  • In accordance with current Public Health regulations, our gathering limit is restricted to 50% of our fire code capacity.
  • Each participant is provided with an individual station. Participants stations are separated by ≥ 6ft and include individual:
    • Masks
    • Disposable Gloves
    • Hand Sanitizer
    • Hospital Grade Disinfectant Wipes
    • Disinfected CPR Manikin

Participants receive an electronic health questionnaires 24 hours prior to session start. Should participants be unable to access their digital form, hard copies continue to available for completion upon arrival.

Participants are required to submit to a non-contact temperature check immediately upon arrival.

We continue to monitor Nova Scotia Public Health orders as well as evidence- based recommendations to ensure the continued safety of our participants, staff members and families.

We look forward to seeing you soon,

LifeShield Team

 


Frequently Asked Questions:

Question 1:

How are participants distanced in the classroom?

Answer: 1

All participants have a socially distanced, personal work station with individualized PPE, disinfectant and sanitizer.

 

Question 2:

Are masks required in class?

Answer 2:

Yes. - Non-medical masks are available at no charge and shall be worn at all times, both in class as well as in common areas.

Those who are unable to wear a mask are not able to partake in our in-class programs at this time.

Question 3:

What other PPE is available / required?

Answer 3:

The wearing of masks is mandatory at all time, both in-class as well as in common areas;

The wearing of masks and gloves is mandatory in situations where participants are in physical contact;

The wearing of eye protection is optional at all times.

 

Question 4:

What cleaning and sanitization products do you employ in the classroom?

Answer 4:

All participants have a socially distanced, personal work station. Each station is equipped as follows:

  • Hand Sanitizer -> Evogenics 70% w/w (Health Canada NPN 80098293)
  • Surface Disinfectant -> Oxivir® Ready to Use Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide; 1-minute kill-time for coronaviruses, among others (Health Canada DIN 02283530)
  • Non-Latex gloves
  • Eye protection

 

Question 5:

Under what circumstances is a participant inadmissible?

Answer 5:

Any one of the following will render a participant inadmissible:

  • Incomplete health questionnaire (online and hard copies are available prior to course start)
  • Completed questionnaire wherein one or more answers elicit known risk to others
  • Refusal to submit to non-contact temperature screening
  • Temperature screening ≥ 38 degrees Celsius

 

Question 6:

What is my recourse in the event I am deemed inadmissible?

Answer 6:

Should a participant be deemed inadmissible, they will be rescheduled free of charge.