An Introduction to Covid-19 Awareness

Skills for Health
Delivery Method: eLearning

This free course is designed as an introduction and refresher for healthcare staff, primarily in non-clinical roles, social care staff and anyone who may be in a public sector role who may require knowledge and skills in recognising and preventing the spread of Covid-19. 

As the Sector Skills Council for Health, we believe in supporting the sector in any way we can, as such this course has two options available, either a FREE version or a certificated version for a small charge. See below for more details.


This course is not certificated or accredited and is a free awareness resource – it cannot be used as proof of learning. For a certificated course, please purchase the ‘Covid-19 Training for NHS, Health and Social Care staff’ which includes proof of learning if required.


This entry-level course takes around 20-minutes to complete, and is not certificated or accredited, however it is provided free of charge for general awareness, for those in supporting roles who wish to learn about the basics of dealing with and preventing Coronavirus.

This 20-minute eLearning also includes relevant signposting to further resources and Skills for Health training that may support healthcare professionals in their roles if required.

Course Content
  • Introduction
  • What is Covid-19?
  • General Covid-19 Guidance
  • Case Definitions and Care Pathways
  • Infection Prevention
  • Respiratory and Hand Hygiene
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Cleaning and Decontamination
  • Patient Placement and Assessment for Infection Risk (Screening/Triaging)
  • Stepdown of Infection Control Precautions
  • Continuing to Deliver Care Services
  • Summary
Who is the course for?

The course is aimed at all health, social care and key workers.

Accreditations & Endorsements

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20 mins approx.

How to access this course

Click 'book now' below then follow the checkout process. You will receive a link to the course on the 'thank you' page and in your order confirmation email.

FAQ & Guidance

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