This new online course has been developed for all sports coaches, trainers and officials to conduct training and coaching sessions during the pandemic.

Staying up to date with the current guidelines, it teaches the fundamental knowledge required to conduct coaching sessions and give athletes the confidence to return to regular training in a safe and protected environment.

To become a certified COVID Safe Sports Coach or Official, click here.

The Certification Program is free and has been developed and administered by the Australian Coaching Council.

The online program will take about 30 minutes to complete and provided as a free service to the sport and coaching community.

The Australian Coaching Council acknowledged and thanked the Australian Martial Arts Industry Association for their role in the development of this program.

A spokesman added: "Initial feedback from our testing group has been extremely favourable and over 25,000 coaches have successfully completed the course in the first 10 days."