Frontline Workers play a pivotal role in curtailing the spread of Corona virus and providing essential services to all affected by COVID-19. In many instances they are the first contact with sick patients, on the other hand they are providing selfless care and treatment to many patients hospitalised or in care and treatment facilities. These frontline workers are required to keep the services going while risking their own health and that of their families. It is essential that they are provided with the necessary knowledge on how to protect themselves and their families optimally whilst on duty and when returning home.


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, a learner will be able to:

  • Describe what COVID-19 is and how it is spread 
  • List the symptoms of COVID-19 and ways to protect oneself against infection
  • Implement correct PPE to protect yourself while performing your duties 
  • Implement safe practices while performing essential services 
  • Create a routine when coming off duty to protect your family 
  • Analyse difficult situations that might arise during lockdown and find ways to safely deal with these 


Course Design

The Short Course in COVID-19 for Frontline workers is a part-time distance (e-learning) course.


Participants are not required to complete an assessment but have to work through all modules.

Course Duration

The minimum period for completion is 4 -6 hours 


FPD will award successful participants with a certificate of completion upon completion of all modules and activities


For more information or to register, please contact

School of Health Sciences 


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