Providing up to date Information on UCC's Response to COVID-19


There are no COVID-19 restrictions on any UCC activities under current Government and Public Health advice. All activities are proceeding as normal on campus and the University is committed to enabling all students and staff to experience in-person engagement on campus.

As we stay vigilant to the presence of COVID-19, it is important to continue to practise good hand and respiratory hygiene. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, you should follow public health guidelines and not come to campus.


Providing up to date Information on UCC's response to COVID-19

  • National guidelines will be followed at all times.
  • As social distancing restrictions are no longer required, teaching room capacities have returned to 2019/2020 levels.
  • Individuals may choose to wear face coverings, but this is no longer a requirement of national guidelines. 
  • Ventilation in all rooms is in line with government policy.
  • Times of lectures will return to 5 past and 5 to the hour, i.e. the 15 minute changeover period between classes is no longer required.

In the case of medical emergency, call 112 or 999

Health Service Executive

Please follow advice published on the HSE website.

Seeking help

Students

Student Health: 

Advice is available and appointments can be requested via telephone on  (021) 4902311.  No walk-in appointment service is available. Aways call first.

You should also consider contacting your local GP for assistance and advice.

Out of Hours: Search for out of Hours GP services by county

HSE (Health Service Executive) Psychological Services advice on managing anxiety  hsecovid 

Staff

In office-hours: Contact your local GP

Out of Hours: Contact the GP Out of Hours services in your county or region:

Search for out of Hours GP services by county

  • If a member of staff tests positive for COVID-19 and is on sick leave, there is no obligation to deliver teaching. Any teaching may be rescheduled. 
  • If member of staff is a close contact with someone who has COVID-19, in line with national guidelines, they do not need to restrict movements or self-isolate and can go ahead with teaching.

If a student displays symptoms in class then only that student needs to leave. They should wipe on and wipe off the area around them. There is no need to stop the teaching session. The student can contact UCC Student Health 021 4902311 or their own GP for further advice.

Telesupport

UCC Student Counselling & Development (SCD) Service

https://www.ucc.ie/en/studentcounselling/

For students who wish to access advice on healthy emotional wellbeing at this time, it is possible to speak to a duty Student Counsellor.

Please email   Counselling@ucc.ie  to arrange a telephone appointment between 9.15am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm Monday to Friday.

Crisis Text Line

If you are currently experiencing mental health difficulties we recommend you make use of Crisis Text Line. Crisis Text Line's anonymous text message support service is available to UCC students and staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Text 'UCC' to 086 1800 280 to chat anonymously with a trained volunteer 24/7.

Any Issue. Any time. (Standard SMS rates map apply)

Student Health

Call the Student Health Service on (021) 4902311. If your GP or Mental Health Professional requires infomation on medication or treatment prescribed by UCC Student Health or UCC Student Health Psychiatrist please see gphealth info for details as to how they may access this with your consent.

Managing anxiety: Tips for self-care

HSE Psychological Services advice on managing anxiety with tips on self-care:  hsecovid 

UCC EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME

UCC's Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is provided by SPECTRUM.LIFE.  This is a confidential counselling service, providing support to employees, in addition to their spouse, civil partner or dependant, where the family member can be described as a person over the age of 18 and residing in the family home.

It is available 24/7, 365 days a year covering numerous topics such as; counselling, infertility & pregnancy loss, elder care support, parent coaching, international employee support, legal information, financial information and more. 

Email: eap@spectrum.life

Freephone: 1800 814 243

SMS: Text 'Hi' to 087 369 0010

WhatsApp: Text 'Hi' to 087 369 0010 

Crisis Text Line

Text 'UCC' to 086 1800 280 to chat anonymously with a trained volunteer 24/7.

Any Issue. Any time. (Standard SMS rates map apply)

Managing anxiety: Tips for self-care

HSE Psychological Services advice on managing anxiety with tips on self-care:  hsecovid

Covid-19 information

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