The GAA, the LGFA and the Camogie Association have revealed details of their Covid-19 education programme for GAA clubs to assist them with a safe return to action.
The Covid-19 education programme follows the Return To Play roadmap which was published last week. The programme will be delivered in different stages and is based on an eLearning module and optional resources such as live webinars.
Five key areas of the Covid-19 education programme have been highlighted in a joint statement by the GAA, the LGFA and the Camogie Association this evening:
The statement reads in full:
Since the publication of the Guidelines on Safe Return to Gaelic Games on 5 June, the GAA, LGFA and Camogie Association have partnered to develop a Covid-19 Club Education Programme to help those involved in Clubs return safely to Gaelic Games activities.
Through education on roles and responsibilities, the programme aims to reinforce how collective responsibility can help protect the health and welfare of all those involved in Gaelic Games and minimise the risk of transmission of Covid-19 in local communities.
The programme will be delivered in stages with the initial offering focussing on Covid Supervisors and Club Officers.
More detailed information for Players and Parents/Guardians of underage Players, and Team Personnel such as Managers, Coaches and Medical Personnel will be issued during the week starting 16 June.
A number of key points are worth noting.
Clubs will not be expected to record the temperatures of players when they arrive for training/games.
Adult players and parents/guardians of underage players will be required to complete an online Health Questionnaire once prior to their return to GAA Activities.
Adult players and parents/guardians of underage players will then be required to declare, before each training session/game, that their health status has not changed.
An online system for the health questionnaire will be provided centrally by the GAA. This is the only system that should be used.
Further details in relation to the online Health Questionnaire will be circulated next week. Also, plans will be communicated next week on specific Covid-19 education for referees and games development staff, e.g. protocols for Cúl Camps and sample coaching activities.
Also, plans will be communicated next week on specific Covid-19 education for referees and games development staff, e.g. protocols for Cúl Camps and sample coaching activities.
Stage one of training involves:
1. A Club Briefing via webinar to explain the role of Covid Supervisors/Club Officers and common Club queries addressed by the Advisory Group since the publication of the Guidelines, e.g. preparation of facilities. (Tuesday June 16th at 6.00pm)
2. A certified eLearning Module covering the main aspects of the Guidelines and roles of all stakeholders. All stakeholders (players/team personnel/covid supervisors and parents/guardians) must complete this module. (Available from Thursday 18 th June)
3. Educational Resources such as a Guidebook, FAQ list, how-to videos, posters, infographics, and checklists. (Available now at https://learning.gaa.ie/covid19)
The resources prepared aim to complement the constant information, advice and support available to Clubs through County Committees and Provincial Councils.
KEY INFORMATION - CLUB BRIEFING
The first webinar will explain the main section in the safe return Guidelines and common queries addressed by the Advisory Group since the publication of the first version on 5 June.
Title: Covid-19 Club Briefing.
Presenters: Shay Bannon, Dr. Kevin Moran and Feargal McGill.
Audience: Covid-19 Supervisors / Club Officers, plus affected volunteers, and staff at all levels.
Date: Tuesday, 16 June. Time: 6 – 7 p.m. – Recording to be shared afterwards
Location: Live broadcast vis Microsoft Teams.
Registration: To register, please click here
KEY INFORMATION - E-LEARNING MODULE A certified eLearning module will be available from the middle of next week onwards. It will contain the most up-to-date information for Players, Parents/Guardians and Team Personnel and enable participants to get a Certificate to verify completion to their Club.
Title: Covid-19 Club Education Module.
Audience: Covid-19 Supervisors and Club Officers, Players and Parents/Guardians of Underage Players, and Team Personnel.
Date/Time: Available from Thursday, 18 June – completion time approximately 30 minutes.
Location: Accessible via any laptop or mobile device.
Access: Details on accessing the module will be provided next week.
KEY INFORMATION - EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
The resources issued in the first stage include:
• A detailed Guidebook
• Role Overview for Covid Supervisors
• An infographic version of the Return to Activity Roadmap
• Posters for use in Club facilities The Covid-19 Education team is also working on a Manual which will be released next week.
Due to the rapid changing nature of the public health advice, all resources will be labelled with the date of last update and amended as quickly as possible after the Gaelic Games organisations approve changes.
To access these resources and for the latest information, visit https://learning.gaa.ie/covid19Tweet