AEAV have now attended 5 meetings regarding the resumption of student placements, which is projected to occur in the coming weeks. Student placements were postponed earlier this year when health risks related to COVID-19 were identified.
The Working Group has been considering a pilot to recommence student placements with a view to returning to business as usual. The AEAV will continue to fight for your safety and welfare in this unique environment. Topics discussed include but are not limited to:
- PPE availability,
- Donning and doffing,
- Branch locations,
- Student uniform availability,
- Communication to staff,
- Support networks for staff,
- Risk Assessment
- Timeline for Pilot Stages
- AV response to positive cases or breaches
- How to address staff concerns
A number of these areas still require work to ensure the risks to your safety are mitigated as much as is reasonably practicable. Further updates will be available in due course.