Virtus has launched an online education series ©Virtus

Virtus has announced the launch of an online education series for its members, ensuring continuous support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Its webinars are being offered to all member organisations and committee members free of charge.

The first in the series will focus on anti-doping and a representative from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will join to discuss the upcoming 2021 World Anti-Doping Code.

The representative will also talk about how the Code will support athletes and offer education on the Therapeutic Use Exemption process, which allows for banned substances to be taken in certain circumstances.

This follows an Online Athlete Eligibility webinar held a few weeks ago by Virtus.

A second webinar will focus on the new Virtus brand guidelines and how the brand can be used and promoted nationally.

Virtus was formerly known as the International Sports Federation for Persons with Intellectual Disability.

It will also look to give guidance in marketing and the use of social media. 

Future topics expected to be covered in due course include guidance and advice over bidding for and hosting Virtus competitions. 

An additional series will also be taking place for Virtus Sport directors, beginning with an update on athlete eligibility. 

Those who can take part will receive details of how to register for the webinars by email.