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UL COVID-19 FAQs for Staff

FAQs

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.

Go to the COVID-19 HR FAQs for UL Staff information sheet on the UL Staff COVID-19 SharePoint site or contact ULHR. Please note that the SharePoint site is only accessible if you havea  UL staff email account. 

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. Your details may be used to initiate early contact tracing and the provision of health advice. Records will be deleted by UL after 30 days.

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 in the COVID-19 HR FAQs for UL Staff information sheet on the UL Staff COVID-19 SharePoint site 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 or you are a close-contact, 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 HRCOVID-19@ul.ie.

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.

Where an employee is required to restrict their movements, the employer must facilitate working from home. In all such cases, you should remain available for work whilst at home, where you have been advised to restrict your movements as a precautionary measure.