On 12 March 2020, following Irish Public Health recommendations, the University of Limerick suspended all overseas travel until further notice.
UL’s return to work protocol, based on Government advice, recommends working from home unless it is absolutely necessary to be on-campus. Therefore, UL personnel who are due to host visitors for work purposes should consider making alternative arrangements.
The Irish authorities advise against all non-essential travel overseas until further notice. This includes Great Britain but does not apply to Northern Ireland. It also includes all travel by cruise ship.
You should monitor the travel advice by the Irish government which is being regularly updated. You must confirm that you are not traveling from an area with a COVID-19 Key Travel Alert in place. The Irish Authorities require anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland, to self-isolate for 14 days.
The Irish authorities require anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland, to restrict their movements for 14 days. Responsibility to provide for the period of restricted movement arising from non-essential travel overseas is a matter for each individual employee.
Where there is an intention to undertake non-essential travel overseas, all employees must make provision by way of an annual leave or unpaid leave application for the additional period of restricted movement, in line with the normal rules applying in the relevant sector.
The requirement that employees advise their employer of travel abroad is necessary for the protection of public health. Issued by Department of Public Expenditure & Reform, 14 July 2020