Documents outlining the Unversity response to possible COVID-19 cases on campus:
The current Government advice is not to travel overseas, and this should be followed to the greatest extent possible. Employees must advise their Head of Department in advance in writing of all travel abroad and include the travel details. This requirement is necessary for the protection of public health, and all international travel needs relevant UE member approval.
On 15 September 2020, the Government agreed that, for the period ahead, advice on international travel will be updated on a weekly basis and these new measures take effect from 21 September 2020. Information on international travel is available on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s website. The University’s policy will reflect this advice, and the terms of the Department of Education and Skills Circular Letter 0051/2020 Letter dated 11 August 2020 continue to apply.
Please note, where public health advice in relation to a particular country requires a person to undertake 14-days of restricted movement from the date of their return to Ireland, this period must be taken as annual leave or unpaid leave.
All meetings should be held online. Where this is not possible, work-related travel within Ireland needs HoD approval in advance of same.