Updated: 25 November 2021
What to expect on an SCCO course to ensure COVID-19 safe operation
In order to make SCCO courses as safe an environment to be in as possible for both Faculty and students, we ask everyone to follow our new safety procedures as laid out below.
These procedures incorporate the requirements of government legislation and follow osteopathic and NHS advice and guidance, which we are working hard to achieve whilst maintaining the high standard of learning and enjoyment our students have come to expect from our courses.
Prior to arrival
- Students will receive an email detailing the working practices to be followed during the course, and details of any protocols and requirements pertinent to the particular course venue.
- We request that you bring sufficient masks of IIRS standard for your own use to wear during practicals and in public areas of the venue where required.
- As we need to ensure adequate ventilation in the course room and throughout venues, please bring suitable clothing to ensure your comfort.
During the Course
- Everyone entering the course room will have their temperature taken by a faculty member using electronic non-contact thermometer.
- 70% alcohol hand sanitizer will be provided and everyone will be asked to wash hands and/or use sanitizer frequently throughout the course.
- Lecturers will use microphones to minimise transmission risk via voice projection where required on larger course.
- Rooms will be well ventilated throughout the course.
- Unless government guidance changes students will not be required to wear masks other than during practicals, but may, of course, do so if they wish.
- Students and tutors must be respectful of the wishes of those with whom they are working in regards to wearing optional PPE – gloves, distancing and participating in activities.
- Students and Faculty must wear masks (IIRS standard or above).
- Waterproof pillow covers and sanitizing wipes will be provided to allow pillows and tables to be wiped down by the patient before swapping roles.
- Double bagged tie handle disposal points will be provided, and everyone is asked to clear away all disposable equipment they have used throughout the course and at the end of each day.
- All equipment – tables/pillows etc to be wiped down by last user, and all personal possessions and rubbish to be removed/disposed of.