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
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
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