Three years ago, the world as we knew it changed. The Covid-19 pandemic was a truly challenging time for us all.
St John volunteers stepped forward to assist the community in a number of ways when the Covid-19 crisis began in Bermuda. We delivered Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to frontline healthcare workers across the island and educated 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 also transported patients to and from testing sites and to quarantine facilities as needed.
St John Ambulance also served as an additional resource for the Bermuda Hospitals Board and provided assistance when the need arose. Our volunteers did a fantastic job during such difficult times to care for those in need. Our work to support the community will always 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.
Now that we have navigated our way out of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have resumed event attendance and First Aid classes. In order to adhere to previously implemented physical distancing guidelines and limited numbers for gatherings, our Training Department developed blended learning First Aid & CPR courses. Students will complete the theory portion online then sign up to complete the practical component at our training center. This still remains an option for those that prefer this style of learning.
We also continue to offer traditional in-person classes. To learn more about these opportunities, please visit our First Aid Training page.