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Cortex Training & Development Brunei

COVID19

Secure Training
We are privileged to have clients who have supported us and our role as a training provider. Even in this unprecedented situation, we are working hard to continue to provide you with the services you expect.
COVID

| As updated on Tuesday, 31st May 2022 |

In these uncertain times, we at Cortex Training & Development hope that you and those around you are safe and in good health.

In line with the recent update to the Early Endemic Phase of the National COVID -19 Recovery Framework, we are constantly reviewing government and industry guidance, as well as customer demand, to ensure we provide the best possible COVID19 secure training experience.

While we play our part as the country carefully navigate through the Endemic Phase and ensure we adhere to all established SHENA and MOH guidelines, we recognise that there are learners who prefer face-to-face training over virtual/online training.

As we plan our return to the classroom, below is more information on how you can join us for an in-person or face-to-face course.

What we are doing

We have put in place measures to ensure the safety of our learners and training team. These measures are kept under review as new information and guidelines become available. Please check this page for updates as your training day approaches.

 

  • All our tutors and staff are fully vaccinated and we have established policies that are consistent with those of the Ministry of Health (see here) and Prime Minister’s Office that impact higher education and training centres (see here).

 

  • Our tutors and staff undergo a COVID19 Antigen Rapid Test (ART) within 24 hours before the start of the training and at least once a week during courses.

 

  • We ask anyone who is unwell with symptoms of COVID19 not to attend the course.

 

  • We remind our course participants to maintain social distancing practice throughout the day.

 

  • Close contact will continue to be minimised by only undertaking close contact activities for the purpose of assessment and, where possible, learners will work in the same small groups.

 

  • We wipe and disinfect our high-contact surfaces (e.g. tables and door handles) at regular intervals every day.

 

  • Lunch will be packed in advance and participants will be assigned separate areas to eat. Light refreshments will be provided between sessions and participants are asked to follow standard hygiene practices. All food and drink will be prepared by our Food Safety qualified staff.

 

  • Hot drinks will be available as usual and disposable cups will be provided. However, you are welcome to bring your own drinks, cups, utensils etc. if you wish.

What we need from you

All learners wishing to attend a course with us must adhere to the following procedures and send a screenshot of their BruHealth status and ART results via WhatsApp to us at 732 9568 within 24 hours of the course start date, quoting their name and course details.

 

  • All learners must undergo a COVID19 Antigen Rapid Test (ART) not more than 1 day before the start of the training, and at least once a week during training (where the training lasts more than a week i.e. NEBOSH IGC).

Timeline for sharing ART result

  • ART results should be sent in along with valid identification and proof of the time and date the ART was taken. An example can be found below:

ART Results with ID, and Date and Time taken

  • All visitors and learners must wear face masks or fluid-resistant face coverings that meet the required standards at all times while on site and throughout the course. The masks may only be removed when eating or drinking.

 

  • All visitors must sign in and out and scan the BruHealth code while showing a valid ID proof.

 

  • Only those displaying green or yellow codes on their BruHealth app will be allowed entry to the training premises. This will be verified by cross checking a valid ID.

 

  • Maintain social-distancing where possible – no shaking of hands, hugging, or touching.

 

  • Wash hands with soap and water often.

 

  • Sanitise your hands frequently. Hand sanitisers are available at our reception desk and in our classrooms.

 

  • If you cough or sneeze, use a tissue or into your bended elbow and wash or sanitize your hands immediately afterwards.

What to bring for your course

Mandatory items

  • Your mobile phone – this is needed for us to verify your BruHealth status.
  • An original (not copy) of a valid ID – this should be the same ID that you used to register for the course with us. If you have recently renewed your document (i.e. Brunei IC), please bring the collection receipt as proof of this.
  • For foreigners – ONLY passport is accepted as a verification document.
  • Face mask or suitable fluid-resistant face covering i.e. face shield.

 

Optional items

  • Your laptop
  • Your own stationery.
  • Your own sanitiser.
  • A bottle of water and snacks of your choice.
  • A jacket.

What happens if you feel sick during the course?

If you are at home:

  • Notify us via WhatsApp at 732 9568 or contact your tutor directly.
  • If you are a company candidate, notify your supervisor or booking focal point.
  • Do not go out, stay at home in a separate room.
  • Rest, hydrate and eat healthy foods.
  • Keep in touch with your family and colleague via phone or text.
  • Monitor your health for symptoms development.
  • Seek further medical help if necessary.
  • Our tutor will make arrangements for one-to-one coaching session as appropriate.

If you are in class:

  • Inform your tutor immediately.
  • Make a note of the last lesson that you attended.
  • You will be allowed to go home.
  • Seek further medical help if necessary.
  • Our tutor will make arrangements for one-to-one coaching session as appropriate.

Please revisit this page for updates before your training day.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.