Charity Registration Number: 1152694

Welcome to Newark Community First Aid, we are a local charity (CIO) which began operation on 1st August 2013. Our objective is to provide first aid training to the local community and first aid cover at local events. Our aim is to provide a high quality, reliable and professional service. The organisation was set up by a group of dedicated individuals including, doctors, paramedics, health care professionals and experienced lay first aiders.

Their vision is to build a local first aid organisation that can provide training and event services to all of the community. To ensure our services can be accessed by all, our Community Training courses will be free of charge as will our Event Services. We believe that by not charging for these services far more people will benefit from the care of our own first aiders, many more people will learn first aid and we have no doubt this will save lives and reduce suffering.

We know from experience that the general public and event organisers will support our services through donations, which will allow us to sustain and develop our operations. The only service where we will levy a charge is for our Workplace First Aid training. Our operational area will mainly be a 15 mile radius around Newark. All of our members providing event cover and community training are volunteers, our only paid staff are the training team involved in Workplace training.

For more details on our services please select one of the links at the very top of this page.

First Aid at Work Course Brochure 2022

Our new brochure will be available in December 2021.

COVID19 Coronavirus

As the national emergency caused by coronavirus eases, we are seeing a return to our normal services whilst continuing to comply with government guidance. To clarify our position during this time we have detailed below the position regarding our normal services.

Event First Aid

In between the end of the first lockdown and the imposition of the December 2020 lockdown we saw a return of some events. Our volunteers provided first aid cover whilst implementing COVID security measures to reduce risks to our patients and staff. The Government Roadmap out of lockdown led to certain events restarting after 17th May 2021 and we are now providing event cover again in a covid secure manner. At present the return of events is being controlled by agreements between Government and event industry bodies – with a slow and steady rollout. We would advise event organisers to book as usual and as soon as you know your dates – bookings from mid-August 2021 are building up with very heavy bookings in autumn.

Workplace First Aid Courses

We resumed Workplace First Aid training on July 6th 2020, after guidance from the Government. All our courses have been changed to reduce to a minimum risk to candidates and staff. We are using blended training where possible with candidates using e-learning for part of the course. We have reduced class sizes and changes mean social distancing can be maintained throughout training. We increased the number of courses between July 6th 2020 and the year end from 16 to 64 to meet demand. In 2021 we are continuing to see extremely high demand for courses, and we are continuously adding new courses on top of those in our 2021 Course Brochure. So please email us for latest information:

Community First Aid Training (FREE Courses)

We decided to cancel all these courses in the light of the pandemic. Our current plan will be to restart this training in September 2021 if government restrictions allow. We will then reschedule all cancelled courses and once they have run, we will return to booking more courses to support the community.

We appreciate your support and understanding at this time – we will work with the authorities to help our community through this difficult time.