Covid-19 Club Education eLearning Module launched for Gaelic Games

The GAA, LGFA and Camogie Association have announced the launch of an eLearning module to inform club volunteers on the guidelines for the safe return to Gaelic Games.

The eLearning module has been prepared for Covid Supervisors/Club Officers, Players/Team Personnel, and the Parents/Guardians of Underage Players. Anyone attending training sessions or games in Club facilities must also take the module to gain an understanding of the Safe Return Guidelines.

The module takes 20-minutes to complete and can be accessed anytime via any PC, mobile or tablet device. Those who pass a simple quiz will be able to gain a Certificate which they can print or take a screenshot of to show the Covid Supervisor for their team before their initial return to Club activity, e.g. a training session or game.

Any major changes to the content of the module will be made as soon as possible after policy updates are confirmed and such updates will also be highlighted in the latest updates section of the Covid-19 Education page on the GAA Learning Portal.

A wide-range of staff and volunteers across the Gaelic Games contributed to and reviewed the content on behalf of the Covid-19 Advisory Group, and Education Team. The Education Team has been coordinated by Ruairí Harvey (GAA Organisational Development Manager) and Kevin Leahy (GAA Player Welfare Manager), with assistance and expertise on the eLearning Module being provided by David Sweeney (GAA eLearning Manager).

Harvey told “The education programme put together for Clubs aims to give volunteers the confidence to return to Games Games in as safe a way as possible. The Education group is working in two-week stages with the first stage including the recent Club Briefing webinar, learning resources such as a posters and FAQ lists, and now this eLearning module.

A general view of Croke Park.
A general view of Croke Park.

Our main job is to put structure around the hard work being done by so many volunteers and staff in areas ranging from health and safety, and insurance to games development and IT.

Our plan is be responsive to change in the Safe Return Guidelines, Public Health advice and what Clubs need. We are looking into new ways of getting more resources developed to help Clubs adapt to Covid-19 and will try our best to get accurate information out in a timely way.”

Leahy added: “There is obviously huge excitement around the resumption of Gaelic Games activities and we feel that one of the messages of the education programme is for members to continue to do their very best from a personal responsibility perspective.

The wider GAA Community has been absolutely superb throughout the past three months whether it was through helping vulnerable people in their community or raising funds for charity and the education programme wants to build on that by providing volunteers with the resources and information that will enable Gaelic Games to resume in as safe a way as possible in their clubs.”

The other members of the Education Team are Eoghan Tuohey, Jack McCarney, Michelle Harte, Charlie Harrison, Jimmy D’Arcy, Lyn Savage (LGFA) and Pamela Frizelle (Camogie Association).

To access the module click here.