DCCC has received the following update from Tusla regarding First Aid Response Training (FAR) requirements.
The requirement date for the FAR training has been extended to the 31st of May 2020.
The Early Years Inspectorate is currently accepting evidence of certification of training in First Aid for children on inspection. Such Certification is from a wide variety of training. Where a service provides evidence of a person(s) trained in First Aid for children and available to the children at all times the regulatory requirement is deemed to have been met. This will continue to be acceptable until the 31st May 2020.
From the 1st June 2020 there must be at least one person(s) who has undertaken the FAR (First Aid Response) by a trainer approved by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) immediately available to the children at all times.
Please see the Letter Re First Aid Response Training for the full details.