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Influenza A (H1N1)v – UCD HR FAQ’s

The University is following current public health advice in relation to Influenza A (H1N1). In particular, people who are symptom free but who have been in contact with those with Influenza A (H1N1) are advised to carry on as normal, whilst monitoring themselves for symptoms. Those in certain high-risk groups (have diabetes, chronic respiratory, heart, liver neurological disease, Immunosuppressed, aged 65 years or older, are on medication for asthma, severely obese or pregnant), are asked to contact their GP for advice.

The university is adopting a rational approach to the influenza threat within existing policies and procedures. The following sets out HR related queries in a questions and answers style format.  Medical related questions should be referred to the freephone HSE Flu Information Line (1800 941100) or to your GP.

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  • Should I attend work as normal?
  • What will happen if members of my family/dependents are ill and need me to take time off to care for them?
  • Can I work at home during the Influenza A(H1N1) outbreak?
  • Will annual leave arrangements be affected?
  • As a manager, what are my responsibilities when a staff member contacts me about potential influenza A(H1N1) infection?
  • What are my responsibilities as a member of staff?

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