COVID-19 shook the entire world when it spread across the globe at the beginning of 2020. As it reached Wales, our services were needed more than ever.
We train and equip our volunteers to deal with medical emergencies at any time, but the current pandemic means we had to do even more. We’ve upskilled our people in order to provide enhanced and increased support to the NHS and Welsh Ambulance Service, and people across the charity have adjusted their work and the way they do it.
The care, compassion, and resilience of our volunteers and our teams behind-the-scenes has been outstanding, but we continue to work day and night to make sure we can help everyone who needs us.
If you're in an emergency situation, or need to provide first aid when an incident occurs make sure you’re up to date with the latest first aid advice as Covid-19 has changed the way we need to respond in some situations.
But in this crucial time where our volunteers and staff are stepping up with the NHS to the frontline, we are facing truly challenging times. Our volunteers are no longer able to collect on the street or in supermarkets. We had to stop first aid training courses for a period of time during lockdown, and have seen the cancellation of events which generate the funds we need to provide vital support across Wales. So we're running an emergency appeal to help raise vital funds which will help us continue to be there to help people across Wales.
Our training courses have since restarted, find out more about how we've changed the ways we're running courses and book your space.
If you have concerns over COVID-19, and want more information on how you can help to keep yourself and others safe by limiting the spread of Covid-19, take a look at our advice.