The following protocol provides guidance to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (GDLC) staff and user
groups in the provision of First Aid to an injured person during an event.

COVID-19 is most commonly transmitted from an infected person through:
● larger liquid droplets generated when a person coughs or sneezes;
● Touching something with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.

Minimize unnecessary exposure to the patient - verbally assess them from a distance of 2
metres, if possible.

Initial Patient Assessment Pre-Screening - ask the following questions:
1. Have you travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days? a. If yes - where did you
travel? For how long?
2. Do you have COVID-19 symptoms?
COVID-19 symptoms, even mild ones are the following: Fever, chills, cough, shortness of
breath, sore throat and painful swallowing, stuffy and runny nose, loss of sense of smell,
headache, muscle aches, fatigue or loss of appetite.

If the patient has COVID-19 symptoms, advise the patient to go home after treatment, and
instruct the patient to call 8-1-1 for more information.

Treatment Protocol - for all first aid treatment, including asymptomatic patient:
If the patient is able to self-treat under your direction, please ask them to do so and provide
them the supplies they need. Please maintain 2m physical distance throughout. If this is not
possible, then:
1. Put on your gloves and surgical mask
2. If possible, give the patient a disposable mask to wear while you provide first aid;
3. Continue with patient assessment;
4. If a patient is unresponsive, call 9-1-1 immediately.

If the patient has COVID-19 symptoms, following the assessment, have the individual leave the
event with a family member or on their own accord and inform GDLC at
[email protected]

1 A first aid kit is located in the Narthex and includes a zip lock bag with 6 sets of surgical masks and 3 sets of gloves.

If the patient has a vehicle and can drive it, advise the patient to drive home and contact 8-1-1.

If the patient is too ill to travel home on their own, isolate the patient and call for medical
aid/ambulance to attend (9-1-1 or non-emergency number depending on severity).

Remember: Ensure proper donning and doffing of PPE, hand hygiene, and decontamination of
first aid equipment and area prior to leaving the scene. Also, disinfect common touch surfaces
following any treatment - focus on hard surfaces