Course Number: 5

Course Title: Pandemic Safety and Security Planning

Total Learning Time: 15 hours

Duration: 3 weeks

Delivery Method: e-Learning

Price: $500.00

Key Topics:

  • Impact of Pandemics on Sporting Events
  • COVID-19 Guidelines and Tools for Sporting Events (WHO, FIFA, CAF, SGSA)
  • Event Organisers Responsibilities
  • Event-day Operations (Closed, Restricted and Normal)
  • Media Management
  • Venue Safe Capacity


Pandemics, such as COVID-19, have imposed severe restrictions on everyone’s way of life and present the world, including sporting events regardless of their size and location. It has forced sports organisations, including Major Sporting Event (MSE) organising committees, federations, leagues, and clubs at all levels, to rapidly understand and implement policies and procedures to ensure, where possible, the continuation, of their events. This has often been referred to as a return to the ‘New Normal’. When organising sporting events it is important to know how you must adapt your planning, policies and procedures during a pandemic or regional medical crisis.

The aim of the course ‘Pandemic Safety and Security Planning’ is to provide you with the knowledge of how to plan for a sporting event during a pandemic or regional medical crisis and adapt your planning, policies and procedures to account for the changing circumstances. You will also be provided with a list of references on safety and security planning during a pandemic from the World Health Organization (WHO), Federation of International Football Association (FIFA), Confederation of African Football (CAF) and Sports Ground Safety Authority (SGSA).

The course ‘Pandemic Safety and Security Planning’ is delivered in an online virtual classroom environment using asynchronous learning strategies and technologies through the ICSS’s Learning Management System (LMS). You can complete the course on your own at your preferred pace and time of day which fits your schedule.

This course may include but is not limited to the following learning activities:

  • Video Lectures
  • Guest Lectures
  • Readings
  • Discussions
  • Course Knowledge Evaluation

To successfully complete the course ‘Pandemic Safety and Security Planning’, you must pass a Course Knowledge Evaluation, the purpose of which is to test your knowledge and understanding of the relevant course subject matter. This evaluation will consist of a series of multiple-choice questions. You must obtain a minimum passing grade of 75%.

This course has a standalone fee of $ 500.00 US Dollars.

For more information on course fees and available discounts please refer to the ‘Sport Safety and Security Training and Advanced Education Programme’ webpage.

The course ‘Pandemic Safety and Security Planning’ is certified by UNITAR and delivered by its CIFAL Global Network to meet an exceptionally high training and learning standard and guarantee you will increase your knowledge, develop skills, and influence your behaviour. All certificates issued are recognised internationally by UNITAR and the ICSS.

Upon successful completion of all the course requirements, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion entitled ‘Award’ in ‘Pandemic Safety and Security Planning’.

You will access all course materials via a Learning Management System (LMS), which will require a computer or a mobile device with audio and video capabilities, a headset with microphone to connect to audio through the computer or mobile device, as well as a highspeed broadband Internet connection. No special software is required.

As per our general policy, in the case of cancellation of your participation, registration fees will not be refunded for any reason.