AN adult educational college will again partner up with paramedics in a bid to improve public knowledge of life-saving medical skills.

Lancashire Adult Learning (LAL) will work in partnership with the North West Ambulance Service to promote 'Restart a Heart Day 2021'.

Under the slogan “Restart a Heart Day and Learn to Save a Life”, LAL and North West Ambulance are aiming to train as many people as possible across the county in potentially life-saving techniques this evening (October 14).

The online session is just half-an-hour long and will be delivered by qualified first aiders via Zoom, from 8pm to 8:30pm.

Sarah Bailey, partnership and recruitment officer for LAL, said: “As COVID-19 is still prevalent among our communities, the steps people should take when performing CPR have changed - but the need to perform CPR has not.

“We felt that Restart a Heart Day 2021 was the perfect opportunity to highlight these changes while offering important skills.

“Whether you’ve learnt CPR before, or it is your first time, this online session provides an opportunity to learn how CPR guidance has changed during COVID-19 and gain the skills and confidence to help if someone collapses and stops breathing normally.”

“All you need is a tablet, laptop, PC or even phone and a link to the Zoom app provided.

"The session is just 30 minutes so doesn’t impact on attendees’ valuable time.”

If people prefer face-to-face advice, there are also several drop-in sessions available across the county, between 10:30am and 1:30pm on October 14.

• Accrington & Rossendale College, Sandy Lane, BB5 2AR

Burnley Campus Library, Barden Lane, Burnley, BB10 1JD

• West End Impact Centre, 4/10 Heysham Road, Heysham, Morecambe, LA3 1DG

• Affinity Shopping Centre, Anchorage Road, Fleetwood, FY7 6AE

Attendees must be 19 years or over and live within the Lancashire area.