|What is the latest health guidance for Ireland on COVID-19?
||The official updates from the Irish government provide the latest information on the virus in the Republic of Ireland. This includes health and travel advice for those coming into the Republic of Ireland and those travelling abroad, as well as information on current travel restrictions. This is an evolving situation and advice is constantly changing based on emerging information.
View the Health Service Executive's information on Coronavirus (COVID-19).
|What precautions are being taken by Centre staff to protect students?
||We are carefully following the advice of the government bodies responsible for public health, and official medical advice, to ensure the health of our students, staff and the general public.
We have instructed our staff and students on what to do if they feel unwell. Staff are ensuring that students adhere to basic hygiene recommendations about regular hand washing and how to look after themselves.
Our welfare team is trained to support students who have health concerns, including concerns related to coronavirus, or concerns about the health of others.
|Are staff testing students for signs of infection?
||We are following the guidance of the Irish government and are not currently testing students. We have no plans to do so unless official guidance changes.
|What is your advice on face masks?
||The World Health Organization is not advising the public to wear face masks. However, if students wish to wear face masks they are welcome to do so.
|What can students do to protect themselves against infection?
||All our staff and students have been instructed on what to do if they feel unwell. Our staff are ensuring that students adhere to basic hygiene recommendations about regular hand washing and how to look after themselves.
View more information on the Health Service Executive website.
|What healthcare arrangements are in place if I become ill while on campus, in a class or at my accommodation?
||If a student shows symptoms of COVID-19 they should follow medical advice from the Irish Department of Health which is found below. They should also contact the Study Centre for information.
It can take up to 14 days for symptoms of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) to show.
The main symptoms to look out for are:
Other symptoms are fatigue, headaches, sore throat, and aches and pains.
Cough – this can be any kind of cough, not just dry
- difficulty breathing
- fever (high temperature)
The National Public Health Emergency Team has advised anyone who has symptoms to self-isolate for 14 days.
More information on symptoms of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is available from the Health Service Executive.
Do not visit a doctor or emergency department. Phone them first. This is to ensure you do not accidentally put other people at risk. If you do not have a doctor, phone 112 or 999.
|I am worried about my health – do I have to come to campus?
||We are carefully following the advice of the government and public health authorities to ensure the health of our students and staff.
If you are unable to attend classes, then you must inform the college or Study Centre of your plans so that they are able to support you.
Who should I contact with any other questions?
Please contact Centre staff or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.