Guidance re COVID-19 and associated risk:

UPDATED: 24th July 2020

The Government has advised the social distancing measures we should all be taking to reduce social interaction between people in order to reduce the transmission of COVID-19.  However, we recognise that social distancing is really difficult for those who work in health and social care, especially when supporting individuals who display Behaviour of Concern.

Using NAPPI skills in the workplace

Practitioners (supported by their organisations) need to take a sensible approach to risk, weighing up the risk of infection transmission, against their Duty of Care and Safeguarding responsibilities. 

Proactive primary prevention strategies are always the best option, rather than secondary and tertiary strategies. However, not initiating a restrictive physical intervention, when the rationale to use such skills would ordinarily be clear, will likely result in significant injury or fatality.  

If restrictive physical intervention is required to support an individual who is known to have (or showing signs of) COVID-19, then Personal Protective Equipment should be made available.  


NAPPI skills in the training room

New measures are in place to protect both trainers and participants. We care about the safety of our employees and we care about the safety of your employees - our participants.

Attending participants are encouraged to bring their own water bottles and masks, plus continue the well-established procedure of regular hand-washing.

During training we:

NAPPI Remote Delivery

This approach enables non-physical elements of NAPPI training to continue without any breach to social distancing guidelines. Training can in this way be delivered by NAPPI uk trainers and also existing onsite NAPPI trainers who can access materials at no charge.

Although developed for newly recruited or previously untrained staff members, this very different approach would serve equally well as an engaging format for refresher training. Bookings onto NAPPI Remote Delivery blocks can be made here.

Re-certifying trainer skills in the training room

NAPPI Onsite Trainers are authorised to complete competency checks. Full details within the Trainer Accounts (Additional Resource Section).

For further information on the competency checks CLICK HERE

This information is given, based on current Government advice. NAPPI uk will update this guidance when further information and advice becomes available.  

Helen Tait

Director of Quality