COVID-19 Essentials

COVID-19 Essentials: Infection Prevention & PPE

This online training course provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to reduce the spread of infection and illness in non-healthcare workplaces. It explains the fundamentals of infection prevention, the importance of personal hygiene, and how to correctly and safely use different types of PPE. Taking this training will enable you to follow practical steps that help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keeps everyone safe. This course complies with current workplace-specific guidance on working safely during COVID-19, as released by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, and the Department for Education. Likewise, the information on how to use PPE complies with advice published by Public Health England, the NHS, and the Department of Health and Social Care.

Who Should Take This Course?

This course is suitable for those returning to work in non-healthcare settings as businesses start to reopen, or those who have continued to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. It should be taken by anyone who wants to understand the correct infection control procedures, the techniques for putting on and removing basic PPE, and how they can help to make the workplace a safe place for everyone by limiting the risks associated with COVID-19.
This includes:
This course is suitable for staff of all levels, including employees, supervisors and managers

Aims of the Course

By the end of this course learners will:


The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don’t pass don’t worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.