St John volunteers have stepped forward to assist the community in a number of ways since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis in Bermuda. We have been on hand to deliver Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to frontline healthcare workers across the island and have been educating the public on handwashing techniques and proper glove removal.
Our team also worked tirelessly at the Government’s vulnerable persons shelter every night throughout the curfew period which started on March 29th, 2020. A select team of volunteers are also transporting patients to and from testing sites and to quarantine facilities as needed.
St John Ambulance also serves to be an additional resource for the Bermuda Hospitals Board and will provide assistance should the need arise. Our volunteers are doing a fantastic job during such difficult times to care for those in need and our work to support the community will continue for as long as the need is there.
As part of our response to Covid-19, St John Ambulance Bermuda suspended all meetings, group First Aid classes and event attendance throughout the Government’s shelter in place order.
As we navigate the ‘new’ normal, we have resumed event attendance and First Aid classes. Our Training Department has developed blended learning First Aid & CPR courses in order to adhere to physical distancing guidelines and limited numbers for gatherings. Students will complete the theory portion online then sign up to complete the practical component at our training center. To learn more about this opportunity, please visit our First Aid Training page.
These are still challenging times and we encourage the public to remain calm, practice good hand hygiene, wear masks and adhere to Government guidelines. Let’s all do our best to keep our island safe.