Resuscitation Council UK Statement on COVID-19 in relation to CPR and resuscitation in first aid and community settings

This statement is for anyone who is performing CPR/defibrillation in an out-of-hospital setting. 

Whenever CPR is carried out, particularly on an unknown victim, there is some risk of cross infection, associated particularly with giving rescue breaths. Normally, this risk is very small and is set against the inevitability that a person in cardiac arrest will die if no assistance is given. The first things to do are shout for help and dial 999.