First Aid training during COVID-19

We're committed to looking after you, while you learn how to look after others. Read what different COVID-19 Alert Levels mean for your First Aid training. 

From Wednesday 12 August 2020, all of New Zealand is at COVID-19 Alert Level 2 and the Auckland region is at Level 3. 

If you are in Auckland, stay home where possible, and follow Level 3 guidelines. For the rest of New Zealand, keep two metres distance,  wash your hands frequently and stay at home and seek medical advice if you are unwell. 

Auckland region

  • There will be no classroom-based courses until Level 2 or lower is announced.
  • If you were scheduled to attend a course during Level 2 or 3, you will be contacted to reschedule your training free of charge for a later date.
  • If you have any questions, please email

The rest of New Zealand

  • Physical distancing protocols will be in place at every First Aid training facility. These protocols will remain until Level 1 is announced.
  • If you are feeling unwell, experiencing symptoms or don't know what to do, please email us at or call 0800 RED CROSS. We are able to rebook your course for a later date.

Download the document below to find out more about our protocols for training during Level 2. 

First Aid training at COVID-19 Alert Level 2 (PDF)