COVID-19 Student Updates
Welcome back to campus
IADT Return to Campus
Key Dates for students and FAQs for Academic Year 2020/21 are available here. This page will be updated regularly to keep our continuing students and incoming first-years informed on important matters regarding the re-opening of the IADT campus and their return to studies in September.
*All continuing students have been sent start time, date and location for returning to campus via their student email accounts.
If you are not able to access your student email please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a reset.
CLASS TIMETABLES are now available.
Information for Returning Students
Examination results will be published as follows:
2pm | 12th June 2020
- Results published for all students (EXCEPT FOR Department of Visual Arts + Department of Film + Media Award Years)
2pm | 19th June 2020
- Results published for all Award Year students in Department of Visual Arts + Department of Film + Media.
Following the announcement by the Irish Government that current public health measures have been extended beyond Tuesday 5th of May, IADT along with all schools, pre-schools and further and higher education settings will remain closed to staff and students until at least 18th May 2020 when further advice will be issued.
Following the announcement by the Irish Government that current public health measures have been extended beyond 19 April 2020, IADT along with all schools, pre-schools and further and higher education settings will remain closed to staff and students until 05 May 2020.
The following important information has been sent to all students today from Dr Annie Doona – President, and David Smith – President Elect.
Technological Higher Education Association: Statement of Academic Continuity
In line with the guidance and advice of THEA, IADT is utilising its academic governance and quality assurance structures to develop and implement the necessary changes to ensure the delivery of the curriculum and the appropriate assessment arrangements. Please see statement of Academic Continuity from THEA.
IADT along with all schools, pre-schools and further and higher education settings will remain closed to students until 19 April 2020.
The decision has been taken following advice from the NPHET (National Public Health Emergency Team) as part of efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.
The following message has been sent by email to all students from Presidents of Irish Universities and Institutes of Technology today.
IADT campus will be closed for students from 6pm this evening (March 12th) through to March 29th (inclusive) as per Government advisory for Schools, Colleges and Universities.
We are implementing a programme of supports for all students to mitigate against any academic impact this may have.
Ensuring the health and safety of our students and staff and minimising the risk of spread of infection is our utmost priority.
We will communicate as more information becomes available via your student email (please ensure you have access, any problems contact: email@example.com), IADT social media channels: @myiadt and this webpage.
There is an ongoing outbreak of a novel coronavirus that originated in China and has spread to other countries, including in Europe. The HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre is monitoring the situation and updating www.hpsc.ie regularly.
Most cases of coronavirus appear to be mild, with those more severely affected already suffering underlying health conditions that leave them more vulnerable to respiratory conditions.
The safety and wellbeing of the IADT community is, and always will be, our highest priority, and we have carefully considered the official advice available to us, and our responsibility to ensure the welfare of our students, staff and visitors. We will keep the community updated regularly as the situation changes.
Further information is available on the HSE website.
The government has announced additional measures to protect citizens by delaying the spread of COVID-19.
The general public is asked to follow this advice and keep informed of this ongoing outbreak.
Find the most up to date information and advice from the HSE here.
The Library will re-open on Monday September 14th. Students will be able to visit the Library on days they are scheduled to be on campus and are welcome to use the library as a study space and to access PCs and Macs – these are now spread across both Library floors.
Please follow the social distancing and cleaning measures in place.
We have introduced a range of new services and supports to make the Library more user friendly. These include:
- 18 Laptops and 6 MacBooks available to borrow and use in the Library
- A dedicated subject guidefor each discipline area
- A range of supports in the ‘Support & Resources’section of the Library website including
- A guide on finding information for assignments
- A guide to referencing that includes guidance on referencing styles in UCD and how to reference a range of sources such as ebooks, films and images
- A guide to understanding avoiding plagiarism
- Access to undergraduate theses online
You should also contact the HSELive 1850 241 850 if you have been:
• In contact with a person who has coronavirus
• In a hospital or healthcare centre where people are being treated for coronavirus
When you phone you will be asked:
• details of your stay
• where you were
• if you have been in contact with a person who has coronavirus
• if you have been in a hospital or healthcare centre where patients with coronavirus are being treated
• if you have symptoms of coronavirus
What you will need to do
If you are well and have not been in contact with coronavirus, you will be told to watch out for symptoms over the next 14 days. You can continue with your daily life and go to work/college as usual.
If you have had close contact with a person who has coronavirus, you will be monitored for 14 days. A HSE doctor will phone you daily to make sure you remain well. You will be asked to stay separate from other people as much as you can for 14 days. This includes not going to work/college.
If you have been to an affected area in the last 14 days and have a cough, fever, feel short of breath or have difficulty breathing.
DO NOT GO IN PERSON TO THE STUDENT HEALTH CENTRE / EMERGENCY DOCTOR – PHONE FIRST (01 239 4760). This is so that you do not put other people at risk.
Wash and dry your hands regularly with soap and water and/or alcohol based hand sanitizer for a minimum of 20 seconds and in particular:
- after coughing or sneezing
- after toilet use
- before eating
- before and after preparing food
- if you are in contact with a sick person, especially those with respiratory symptoms
- if your hands are dirty
- if you have handled animals or animal waste
Please follow the link here to follow hand washing technique – www2.hse.ie/wellbeing/how-to-wash-your-hands.html
For further information visit the HSE website.
illnesses. Some of these illnesses are very mild, like the common cold, while others are more severe, like SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome).
IADT are implementing a foreign travel suspension for all staff members and students in respect of Institute business and/or attendance at conferences or visits on behalf of IADT. This current suspension is in place until 31st March 2020.
Travel restrictions are reviewed daily based on current advisories.
What should I do if I travelled from a country in the last 14 days with confirmed cases of the Coronavirus?
Phone HSELive on 1850 24 1850 if you have been to one of the following affected areas:
- Hong Kong
- South Korea
- Italy – Lombardy, Piemonte, Veneto and Emilia-Romagna
You remain at low risk of catching the virus but please monitor your health and if any coronavirus symptoms appear, contact the HSELive helpline.
HSELive is open Monday to Friday 8am – 8pm and 10am – 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.
For out-of-hours emergencies, contact DL Doc on 01 223 4500
Monday to Friday 6:00pm – 8am (Mon – Fri) and 24 hours on Sat + Sunday and Bank Holidays
Ambulance Service: 999 or 112
Make sure you explain your symptoms clearly and any concerns you may have.
Further information is available on the HSE website.
Due to COVID-19 emergency the IADT Student Health centre is working remotely Mon-Thurs 9.30am-12.30pm and 2pm-4.30pm, Fridays 9.30am-2pm.
For medical issues, and if you are living at home please contact your own GP in the first instance. If you need medical records sent to your own GP this can be arranged with your permission.
Please email us at the address below.
All other students please phone 01 2394760 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (admin) and cc email@example.com (nurse). We will do our best to respond during opening hours. Generation Health GP’s can be contacted on 01 2461157. Please confirm that you are an IADT student and give your student ID Number.
All urgent medical needs in relation to COVID-19 or any other emergency please call 999/112 or COVID-19 HSE helpline 1850 24 1850
Alternatively, if more appropriate, please contact E DOC for out of hours GP service, Mon- Fri 6pm-8am and 24 hours on Sat & Sun & Bank Holidays. Please phone 01 2234 500 to make an appointment.
Normal GP fees apply unless holder of medical card.