Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advice and Information

 

Information still current: 7th June 2020

Information Updated: 7th June 2020 

 

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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UCD COVID-19 Special Arrangements

 

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

 

Public Health Advice

The most up to date information and advice is being provided by the HSE and the Department of Health

 

Symptoms of coronavirus

It can take up to 14 days for symptoms of coronavirus to appear.

The main symptoms to look out for are:

Other symptoms are fatigue, headaches, sore throat, aches and pains.

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

If you have any of these symptoms, you should behave as if you have the virus and self-isolate for 14 days. People in your household will need to restrict their movements. 

 

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

 

If you have symptoms of coronavirus

If you develop symptoms of coronavirus, you will need to self-isolate and phone your GP.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. The GP will assess you over the phone. If they think you need to be tested for coronavirus, they will arrange a test.

 

Arriving to Ireland from another Country 

Information for people returning to Ireland is regularly being updated by the HSE. The up to date information is for people who have been abroad in the last 14 days is to restrict your movements 

It is important to check the up to date information from the HSE

 

 

On 12th March 2020 the University suspended all overseas travel until further notice 

 

Arriving to Ireland from another Country 

Information for people returning to Ireland is regularly being updated by the HSE. The up to date information is for people who have been abroad in the last 14 days is to self isolate. They will also be required to complete a Public Health Passenger Locator Form

It is important to check the up to date information from the HSE

 

UCD personnel who are due to host visitors travelling from areas where;

  • movement has been restricted, or
  • there are extraordinary controls in place by national or regional authorities, or
  • there has been an outbreak of coronavirus,

are advised to consider making alternate arrangements in such circumstances

If persons are coming from such areas they should be asked to confirm that they have not been in contact with a known carrier of the virus and that they have been free from any virus symptoms for at least 14 days before travelling. 

Refer to the HSE Information for persons who have been abroad

 

Persons Travelling on Personal Business

Any person planning to undertake travel in a personal capacity should refer to up-to-date travel advice from:

 

 

If you are currently located abroad in an affected area please follow the advice being issued by the relevant authorities and agencies locally.

You should also monitor the advice being issued by the Irish government. 

 

Travel Insurance

See further information in the section on Travel Insurance below.

All queries relating to travel insurance arrangements should be sent to sirc@ucd.ie

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

Travel Insurance - Advice and Information

 

On 12th March 2020, the university suspended all overseas travel until further notice.

 

Travel Insurance Claim

Any queries in relation to making a claim under the university travel and personal accident policy can be sent to sirc@ucd.ie

Assessment of any claim will be subject to the policy term and conditions.

 

General guidance on the University's Travel Insurance are available in the UCD Travel Insurance Guide for Staff.

Staff and students organising events should refer to the updated information provided in the Presidents's bulletin available in the University COVID-19 Communications section above and the governement advice and Updated Measures in Response to COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Further Information and Contact Details:

Public Health Information 

 

Travel Information 

 

UCD Guidance and Information

 

Other Information Sources