Information for Students

If you have COVID:  Do not come on campus, follow the HSE guidance for self-isolation here and University guidance here:

What to do: COVID-19 suspected cases, confirmed cases and close contacts
Face Coverings
The mandatory requirement to wear face coverings is removed, while the public health advice that masks should continue to be worn on public transport and in healthcare settings remains. This means that it is no longer required to wear face coverings on campus, except when visiting the Student Health Centre. However, to continue protecting our community, especially those with underlying health conditions, we still recommend face coverings in our lecture theatres, libraries, tutorials, and labs. FFP2 masks can then be collected from the Student Services Help Desk in the John Hume Building. Limits on capacity
The limits on capacity in venues have been removed.  There are no longer limits to the numbers of people in teaching spaces, meeting rooms or at events. The consequences of this include:

  • The Library can return to normal capacity.
  • Social seating for students can return to normal capacity. 
  • Non-essential events on campus can resume.  
  • Restaurants and catering venues can return to normal capacity and normal spacing.
  • Staggered start times for lectures have been removed.  

The University will retain a number of the measures:

  • Sanitisers in buildings.
  • Enhanced cleaning regime.
  • Increased ventilation in teaching spaces.
  • HEPA air filtration in the naturally ventilated teaching spaces and main meeting rooms.
  • Outdoor tents for additional social space for students. 

COVID certification
The requirement for a COVID cert for entry to venues has been removed.  This means that checking of COVID certs can end in catering venues and at events.
Signing in for contact tracing
The requirement to keep records of attendance for contact tracing purposes has ended.  This means that signing-in and use of the MU Check-In app are no longer required.

Antigen tests
Antigen tests are available for all MU students.  You can pick up a pack of three tests from the Student Help Desk in the John Hume Building, and can pick up additional tests each week if you need them.

Please remember that Student Services are open and available to assist you with any support needs you may have, and you can find further information here.