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Return to Campus Working

With the lifting of many of the restrictions, there is an increased emphasis on personal responsibility in minimising any spread of the COVID-19. If you are experiencing any symptoms you should not come on campus and should immediately self-isolate and get tested. It remains critically important that everyone takes responsibility for their part in limiting transmission and supporting others as we navigate this transitional period.we want to ensure that all students continue ro  receive as full and engaging an on-campus learning experience as possible this academic year. 

The health of our staff and students is our first priority and Public Health guidelines inform all University decisions around teaching, learning and research on campus. 

FAQs

The New Academic Year Guide for Staff has a detailed list of FAQs covering these topics. It is located in the Return to Campus Working folder on the COVID-19 SharePoint site, which is only accessible to UL staff. 

A link to the internal Covid-19 Sharepoint site has been shared with all staff which contains additional documentation and information that you may require.

Continuing in line with Public Health guidelines and noting that face-coverings are no longer mandatory for staff or students in UL buildings, the University continues to advise and support the use of face-coverings in teaching and learning spaces and indoor public areas on campus.

The University fully supports any member of our academic community in requesting that students in their classes/lectures wear a face covering. Staff and students are asked to be sensitive to the wishes and concerns of others around the wearing of face coverings on campus over the coming weeks.

Yes. Hand washing, hand sanitizing, respiratory etiquette and room ventilation continue to be supported as important controls against transmission. The supplementary cleaning measures on campus will continue. Anyone with symptoms should not come on campus. Preventing the transmission of COVID-19 can only be achieved on a cooperative basis with shared responsibility between staff, students and University management.

 

If a staff member believes that they are at high risk/very high risk of COVID-19, they should declare it to their line manager. Please refer to the HSE guidelines for more information.

 

If you test positive for COVID 19 you are asked to notify UL at COVID19Report@ul.ie as soon as possible with the date you were last on campus and when you were diagnosed. Records will be deleted by UL after 30 days.

In line with DPER directive, public service employers should not pay a daily allowance to their employees in respect of WFH. It is open to employees to make claims directly from Revenue in respect of actual costs incurred in working from home at the end of the relevant tax year, in accordance with the relevant tax laws. Any claim in this regard is solely a matter for the individual concerned. Further details for individuals on how to claim expenses on tax returns are available on the Revenue.ie webpage.

The Learning Technology Forum website is home to a variety of resources such as recorded webinars, a repository of resources on creating online content, programme/module design, student engagement and more, along with a calendar of CPD events on offer.  

For help and advice on installing remote learning software or accessing IT services remotely, please visit the ITD Helpdesk.