Coronavirus (COVID-19) Awareness

Skills for Health
Delivery Method: Resources

Skills for Health are providing a free online resource for those working in the public sector, particularly key workers, to learn about COVID-19 (Coronavirus), symptoms, infection prevention, investigation, guidance and support. As the Sector Skills Council for Health, we believe in supporting the sector in any way we can, with this free to access resource, the workforce can be well prepared to recognise and prevent the spread of the virus over the coming weeks and months.


All guidance included in this course has been taken from the Coronavirus guidance for health professionals on The course has been developed for all staff with an emphasis on those working in hospitals, ambulance trusts and the primary care sector.

In addition to completing this module, learners should read the COVID_19 guidance for infection prevention and control in healthcare settings.

Finally, we advise learners who work in the health sector to complete the Skills for Health Infection Prevention and Control e-learning.

Course Content
  • Introduction
  • What is Coronavirus?
  • Infection prevention
  • Investigating possible cases
  • Treating inpatients
  • Exposure
  • Summary
Who is the course for?

The course is aimed at all healthcare and key workers.

Accreditations & Endorsements

This course has been developed with the support of Department of Health and Public Health England. It has most recently been developed with EPDC (Educational Development Committee) on behalf of the IPS (Infection Prevention Society).


1 hour approx

How to access this course

Click 'book now' below then follow the checkout process. On receipt of your order, the e-learning team will be in touch to arrange access, please allow 24 hours.

FAQ & Guidance

Our FAQ should answer most of your questions, but please do get in touch if you're still not clear about anything.

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