If a student tests positive for COVID-19, they should be advised to notify UL at COVID19Report@ul.ie as soon as possible with the date you were last on campus and when they were diagnosed. The information they provide will be received by the UL Health & Safety Unit and may be communicated to the relevant Head of Department, the HSE for reporting purposes, and the Student Health Centre. Records will be deleted by UL after 30 days.
The Department of Education and Skills issued revised arrangements in relation to COVID-19, Coronavirus (COVID-19): Arrangements for all Public Service employees available here. Specifically, this addresses the general principles that apply to the management of COVID-19 which include the safety and welfare of employees along with the minimisation of the impact on teaching and learning.
Special leave with pay should only apply in lieu of sick leave for COVID-19 when an employee is advised to self-isolate and is displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or had a positive test. Medical or HSE advice should be followed. More detail on special leave with pay is available here or contact ULHR.
The HSE sets out the latest information on COVID 19 here
If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or are self-isolating because you are symptomatic, you should follow the advice of your GP and the HSE. If you feel that you are well enough to work, the University may facilitate working from home instead of special leave with pay, if this is feasible and agreeable to both parties.
Staff members are advised to check the HSE website for up to date information.
Staff members are reminded of the availability of the Employee Support Service. Access to the free confidential helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1800-201-346. Further details are available here.
If a staff member has any further questions or requires HR support, please contact HRCOVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org.
If the virus has affected you and the situation has caused anxiety or stress, staff members or members of their family can contact the Employee Support Service. Access to the free confidential helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1800-201-346. Further details are available here.