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.