As the pandemic continues to affect us all globally, and as we are still in lockdown in England, Clarity Security Training have been offering and continue to offer online refresher training in First Aid and HEAT.
We are currently looking to begin live training again in April 2021 and all courses are available online to book.
Until live training recommences, we are reviewing our biosecurity protocols in line with the latest government guidelines and we anticipate that in addition to the previous protocols, we will be requiring pre-course and midway lateral flow tests to be carried out, and / or evidence of vaccination.
As new guidelines post lockdown are anticipated, a new set of protocols will be published in due course.
Please check back for updates.
On 21st September 2020 The Joint Biosecurity Centre recommended that the COVID-19 alert level should move from level 3 (COVID-19 epidemic is in general circulation) to level 4 (COVID-19 epidemic is in general circulation, transmission is high or rising exponentially).
As such, Clarity Security Training would like to reassure all clients that this does not impact on our training as we have implemented new biosecurity protocols to ensure we are operational at level 4 and below.
We have successfully trialled our new protocols, re-choreographed our scenes, as well as running full HEAT training and are completely confident in our live training.
All scheduled HEAT courses for the remainder of 2020 are still going ahead unless the threat level moves to alert level 5 or we experience a significant drop in participants.
Clarity Security Training now operate under the following C19 Biosecurity Protocols:
The protocols apply to all involved in the training including Clarity trainers, support staff and actors as well as participants.
If you have any further questions regarding safety and biosecurity in our HEAT training, please contact us on email@example.com
Clarity are working on some online training options, however we are currently unable to offer the full HEAT training online. This is due to the close up elements required in the security and first aid training that require practical assessment in order to achieve the accreditation.
Clarity are able to offer an online re-HEAT option for participants who have previously completed HEAT training as a single agency option for groups of up to six participants. Please contact us to discuss this option.
FCO - International Travel Advice
On the 10th May 2020, The UK government changed the Covid-19 advice and message for England from ‘Stay Home’ to ‘Stay Alert’.
This included actively encouraging people back to work from 13th May 2020 if they could not work from home, under new Covid-19 Secure advice, as outlined in ‘Our Plan to Rebuild’, the recovery strategy published on 11th May 2020.
As part of the new biosecurity system for England, a new alert level system from 1 to 5 has been introduced. Level 1 represents Covid-19 no longer present in the UK, and level 5 represents the highest material risk of overwhelming healthcare services.
England is currently at Alert Level 3
Whilst we are at alert level 4, 3, 2 or 1, Clarity Security Training can continue to operate under the evolving guidance. If the alert level moves back to 5, then we may have to cease operating until the alert level reduces to 4.
The UK governments’ new advice places the risk and onus back on to the individual and organisations to be alert to the Covid-19 risks, and act accordingly whilst following social distancing and new workplace advice.
In line with the new UK government advice for England, Clarity Security Training have introduced a new policy and protocols to reintroduce live training.
Clarity Security Training is working towards running live courses towards the end of June 2020 under increased protocols to create a Covid-19 secure training environment.
Clarity is keen to work with the sector and our partners to ensure our training courses are safe and secure to attend prior to deployment. We will be working towards increased biosecurity on open courses, as well as offering bespoke / closed courses to individual organisations and groups.
Whilst we work to get the humanitarian sector moving again, please read our updated policy and protocols below and contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Please note, these protocols apply to participants, trainers, actors, support staff and any observers. Please read in conjunction with your own or any organisational policies you currently work under.
In line with evolving UK government advice, and to keep all participants, trainers, actors and support staff safe, Clarity may have to exclude participation based on the following disclosures:
Please contact us to discuss your individual circumstances.
A 14 day self-quarantine will be in place for international participants prior to commencement of the course, and upon returning home if in line with the individual countries’ guidelines, and as per UK government policy.
If anyone shows shows symptoms and test positive for Covid-19 during training, all would agree to a test, track and trace and to self isolate for 14 days in line with government advice
Anyone who lives in the same household as someone in the shielded group agrees to self-isolate for 7/14 days before returning home after the course, if in line with their own DRA.
This will be monitored and may change in line with new government guidelines and advice.
All involved agree to participate in a rigorous contact tracing protocol. If anyone shows symptoms of Covid-19 or has a Covid-19 positive test result within 14 days of course completion, all agree to inform Clarity Security Training either individually or via your booking organisation within 24 hours.
- Participation in the NHS Test and Trace process
If available prior to course commencement:
- A Covid-19 test for all participants, trainers, actors and support staff
All would need to agree to self-isolate after testing (and ensure this included house hold members) in alignment with government guidelines on effective testing until a negative result is reached.
If the current UK biosecurity alert level rises to Level 5, Clarity may need to cancel courses at the last minute or introduce a post-course 7/14 day self-isolation recommendation as part of its own risk assessment.
All courses that are affected by Covid-19 are fully refundable / transferable.
** The shielded group were asked to isolate for 12 weeks beginning in mid-March 2020. This may be extended after this period is over depending on the evolving UK government guidelines.
If you are in the shielded group but would still like to participate, we may agree to this at your own personal risk. In doing so, you will understand that whilst Clarity Security Training is working hard to mitigate the risks of Covid-19, we cannot at this stage guarantee a fully sterile working environment.
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Whilst Clarity Security Training is working hard to get our courses up and running again in line with UK government guidelines for England, we cannot guarantee a sterile working environment. Whilst the scientific community work to understand Covid-19, we can only work towards UK government guidelines. Since new information is coming to light each day about the evolving nature of Covid-19 and its trajectory, Clarity Security Training cannot take responsibility for the contraction and spread of Covid 19 during participation in our courses.
Therefore, we ask everyone participating in our courses to be fully aware of the risks involved with participation, and work towards your own personal dynamic risk assessment at all times when making decisions.
Our Plan to Rebuild - UK Government
FCO - International Travel Advice
In light of the continued developments in the COVID-19 Pandemic, Clarity is cancelling the following courses:
It is highly likely that we will cancel the following course:
We will make a final call on the May HEAT by May 1st 2020
Clarity will monitor the situation and in collaboration with our clients will agree a re-start date.
Clarity is keen to work with organisations to get them operational again once the situation calms and travel restrictions are lifted. This could involve:
Please check the website regularly for updates or contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or clarification.
In January 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of a new coronavirus disease in Hubei Province, China to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. WHO stated there is a high risk of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spreading to other countries around the world.
On 11th March 2020, the WHO characterised COVID-19 as a pandemic.
On 12th March 2020, the UK government announced that we are moving out of the contain phase and into delay, in response to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.
When someone who has COVID-19 coughs or exhales they release droplets of infected fluid. Most of these droplets fall on nearby surfaces and objects - such as desks, tables or telephones. People could catch COVID-19 by touching contaminated surfaces or objects - and then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. If they are standing within 1 or 2 meters of a person with COVID-19 they can catch it by breathing in droplets coughed out or exhaled by them. In other words, COVID-19 spreads in a similar way to the flu.
Most persons infected with COVID-19 experience mild symptoms and recover. However, some go on to experience more serious illness and may require hospital care. Risk of serious illness rises with age: older adults seem to be more vulnerable than younger people. People with weakened immune systems and people with conditions such as diabetes, heart and lung disease are also more vulnerable to serious illness.
If the situation worsens, Clarity may potentially need to cancel courses. In the event of this being a needed measure, this will be announced by the Directors. Whilst every effort will be made to give as much notice as possible, courses may need to be cancelled last minute in line with official guidance.
Due to the changing nature of advice, during this period Clarity Security Training will extend its cancellation policy to less than 7 days and as such, all course places are transferable / refundable if related to COVID-19 policy.
There are significant and varied sources of misinformation about Covid-19: please ensure you are getting your information from reliable sources such as FCO Travel Advice, Public Health England (PHE) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). Please also see below other sources of information: