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:

HSE Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

Department of Health COVID-19 (coronavirus)



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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


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:

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.

If you have any common symptoms of COVID-19 (coronavirus), self-isolate (stay in your room) and phone a GP straight away. Your GP will tell you if you need a free COVID-19 test.

Read about how to get tested for COVID-19.

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.

UCD Safety Advice on Home Working During Covid 19 

UCD IT Services Advice for Faculty and Staff - Working from Home

UCD Library Remote Access Arrangements Guide

Proteting Personal Data when Working Remotely (Data Protection Commission) advice and guidance document (PDF) 


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