Section 1: The First Aider in Action

What is COVID-19?

  • COVID-19 is the infection caused by the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (also known as coronavirus)
  • Transmitted via contaminated surfaces or airborne following respiratory droplets from breathing, coughing or sneezing
  • Transmission is reduced by good hygiene including regular handwashing, maintaining social distancing where possible and wearing a mask as required by Government rules
  • This infection has implications for carrying out first aid currently