Re-opening information for our user organisations, Associates, Instructors and course participants.

Hello CALM Community,

Given the recent government updates regarding the Corona Pandemic it is likely that over the next few weeks we can begin our return to delivering training in some shape or form.   We feel very positive that we are at least able to begin planning for this eventuality.

Currently, we are hopeful to be in a position to offer face-to-face training from Monday 1st June onwards. So, if you had training booked with us that had to be cancelled due to lockdown – please get back in touch with us by email to re-arrange. Also, if you now find you need to book training  – please get in touch via to organise it – we are OPEN and will be ready to deliver training soon!

As the easing of restrictions is likely to happen in a phased manner, we will to be ready to respond with a set of measures appropriately aligned to each stage or phase. Please be assured that we at CALM will be doing all we can to ensure our user organisations, Associates, Instructors and staff we deliver training to are kept at the fore front of our planning. It is critically important to us that we thoroughly address your needs for safety and wellbeing – as well as those of our own staff – as we move forward into this ‘new normal’.

The easing of restrictions will not mean returning to how things were before the virus and we are reviewing some early stage thinking about what we can do differently.

Some measures we are considering:

Physical distancing (maintaining 2 metre distancing during the delivery of Module 1 theory training). 

  • Use of appropriate PPE during training   
  • Providing new guidelines regarding minimum room size/specification/layout to ensure social distancing can be adhered to  
  • Reducing maximum trainer/participant ratios for training 
  • Issuing our own staff with any relevant PPE where appropriate 
  • Producing new guidelines for break times/lunch provision/catering etc. on courses 
  • Consideration of ‘pods’ or ‘bubbles’ of small groups of staff who work together, to be utilised on Module 2, Physical Intervention Training 
  • New ‘contactless’ procedures for ‘sign-in’/evaluation/assessment etc. 

There is still much to learn about this new disease and we will continuously evaluate our measures, review any new protocols, and take on board any new government advice on an ongoing basis.

Your assistance in this would be incredibly valuable. We would like to hear from you with suggestions on what you think we should do to make you feel as safe as possible whilst delivering the CALM training you need in order to maintain safety in your own services. Please contact us on with your ideas, suggestions and questions!

Take care, stay safe and remember, we are hopeful we can resume normal training delivery – albeit a ‘new normal’ from 1st June! We so look forward to being with you once again!

The CALM Team

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