Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advice and Information
Information Updated: 18th January 2021
The most up to date information and advice is being provided by the HSE and the Department of Health. All staff and students can keep up to date on the developing situation from these sources.
Up to date information is available from:
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Information and guidance on workplace health and safety with respect to Covid 19 can be found at on the Return to Campus Working page
Information and updates from UCD including FAQ's for Students, FAQ's for Faculty, Researchers and Staff, HR Information, and Buildings Access Information are available on the COVID-19 Special Arrangements Website
Recent communications to staff and students can be found in this section
The most up to date information and advice is being provided by the HSE and the Department of Health.
Symptoms of Covid 19
Common symptoms of COVID-19 include:
- a fever (high temperature - 38 degrees Celsius or above)
- a new cough - this can be any kind of cough, not just dry
- shortness of breath or breathing difficulties
- loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
You may not have all of these symptoms. It can take up to 14 days for symptoms to show. They can be similar to symptoms of cold and flu.
Other people in your household will need to restrict their movements (stay at home).
See the most up to date advice for anyone who has symptoms on the HSE website
Advice on how to protect yourself and others can be found on the HSE website
For advice on When You May Need a Test and what to do if you have been in Close Contact with a confirmed case, please see the HSE Website
Working From Home - IT and Safety Considerations
The following documents provide advice for staff putting in place plans for Home Working, and considerations to be made in terms of their safety and IT requirements.
The Remote Working during COVID-19 Outbreak Policy is an emergency policy developed to provide guidance and information on available supports during the Covid-19 outbreak. Further information on work arrangments is available from UCD HR