COVID-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advice and Information

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Updated Thursday 02 April 2020 : TU Dublin is very keenly aware of the difficult circumstances students are facing as a result of the necessary closure of the University campus buildings at this time and we are doing everything we can to support them academically and in other ways.  Staff across the university are working to develop alternatives to the traditional exam format which cannot now take place in these extenuating circumstances.  These will include a range of assessment formats that are appropriate to each discipline and programme and care is being taken in all cases to ensure that the assessments devised are appropriate and fair.  It is also vital that they fully comply with our Quality Assurance Framework so as to recognise students’ achievements and to protect academic standards.  This will be of particular importance in ensuring the quality of a student’s ultimate Award and its recognition by regulatory bodies, professional associations, employers and other academic institutions.

All updates and alerts will be added to this section of the university website.

To ensure that you inform yourself from trusted information sources, please check the following public health websites which are updated constantly:

Travel Information – updated 10 March, 12 noon

The HSE has updated its travel advice and re-designated the entire country of Italy as a HIGH RISK for the CORVID-19 virus.

In order to limit the spread of COVID-19 infection, travel by students on behalf of TU Dublin will not be authorised to the following countries/regions which are currently considered HIGH RISK:

China - Hong Kong – Japan - Macau - Northern Italy - South Korea

Anyone travelling FROM any of these countries or regions should not come in to TU Dublin for 14 days from the date of their return to Ireland. Please contact your Head of School to inform them of where you travelled and when you returned so as to agree next steps.

As the situation is changing on a daily basis, travel to other countries/regions in the world will only be approved on a case by case basis.

If your travel plans are approved, you should visit the website of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for updated travel advice for that country or region. You should also register your travel details on the DFAT website so that you can be contacted should the need arise. This is a normal precaution but could be particularly useful should the presence of COVID 19 increase in the country you are visiting.

If you are considering personal travel from Ireland, please be sure to check the latest Travel Advice for your destination on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.

On your return to Ireland from any region or country where COVID-19 is present but which is not listed as HIGH RISK, you must check the advice of the Health Protection Surveillance Centre – see www.hpsc.ie 

If you develop symptoms such as cough, fever (high temperature) shortness of breath or breathing difficulties, stay at home and contact your GP, your Student Health Centre of the HSELive Helpline at 1850 24 1850

Following the announcement by An Taoiseach with regard to closure of schools and colleges from Friday 13th March, TU Dublin has suspended all face-to-face student teaching and services until 29th March, subject to review. Please see links below for information on how to contact student services on your campus by phone or online. Updates are added here each day and students are asked to check their @tudublin.ie email account for more information. Please also check ‘Trusted Sources of Public Health Information’ section on this website.

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The following updates have been shared with students across the University:

Following the announcement by An Taoiseach with regard to closure of schools and colleges from Friday 13th March, TU Dublin has suspended all face-to-face student teaching and services until 29th March, subject to review. While buildings remain closed to students and visitors, they remain open as places of work to enable staff to continue to provide support to students during this unprecedented period. Staff are also being facilitated to work remotely where feasible. Information is updated here on a daily basis as we aim to keep staff and students updated. Please also check your @tudublin.ie email account for more information. Please also check ‘Trusted Sources of Public Health Information’ section on this website.

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The following updates have been shared with staff across the University: