Restricted Movements FAQ

Restricted Movement FAQ

Updated 01 September 2020

PRE-DEPARTURE SYMPTOM TRACKER FOR ALL STUDENTS COMING TO IRELAND FROM OVERSEAS REGARDLESS OF COUNTRY OF DEPARTURE

Before departing your home country all students coming to Ireland from overseas, regardless of country of origin/departure are required to complete a daily symptom check for COVID-19 for each day of the 14 days up to and including their date of departure. The Pre-departure On-line COVID 19 Symptom Tracker for students coming to Ireland from overseas can be accessed here.  You MUST delay your departure to Ireland until you are at least 14 days free of symptoms or after your diagnosis of COVID 19.

In compliance with current government guidelines, incoming UCC students who have travelled from outside of Ireland will need to restrict their movements for a period of 14 days, depending on your country of origin. We recognise that this may be challenging for students, but we will endeavour to support you as much as possible as you complete this safely and comfortably. More information is available from the Irish government travel advice website.

POST- ARRIVAL SYMPTOM TRACKER FOR STUDENTS COMING TO IRELAND FROM COUNTRIES NOT ON IRELAND'S GREEN LIST:

Students arriving in Ireland from overseas from a country that is NOT on Ireland's Green List are required to Restrict their Movements for 14 days commening on their day of arrival. Students who are restricting their movements are also required to to complete a daily symptom check for COVID-19 for each day for 14 days commending on their day of arrival.

The Post-Arrival Restricted Movements COVID-19 Symptom Tracker can be accessed  here

All students are being asked to download the Covid Tracker App as part of Ireland's efforts to combat COVID-19 and you will also need to submit a completed Passenger Locator Form to the border management staff on arrival. 

UCC students arriving into Ireland can also access a complementary Greet and Transfer service if arriving into Dublin or Cork airports. In order to access this service you will need to complete our Arrival Survey

For questions about arrivals, or to update previously submitted details, please email IOArrivals@ucc.ie

Based on current national guidelines, students from must arrive in Ireland at least 14 days before they are due to start their academic studies. See programme start dates at this link https://www.ucc.ie/en/records-exams/.

The 14-day restricted movements period should be completed prior to starting your course.

Students who have accommodation bookings should contact their accommodation provider as soon as possible to discuss arriving 14 days early to facilitate your restricted movements. We expect that most accommodation providers will be able to facilitate this request.

If your accommodation provider cannot facilitate your early arrival for the period of restricted movements, we may have a solution to support you. Students can book with UCC Campus Accommodation for a 14-day period. In order to secure a booking, please email beds@ucc.ie  as soon as possible.

Due to existing bookings, this accommodation must be vacated by Friday 18th September. This means that the latest time you can enter UCC Campus Accommodation for restricted movement purposes is Friday 4th September (unless you have a prior booking there for the full academic year).

We strongly advise that all international students coming to UCC in September 2020 organise their accommodation in advance and restrict their movements in that accommodation on arrival.

UCC may have a solution to support students who do not have pre-booked accommodation. Students can book with UCC Campus Accommodation for a 14-day period. In order to secure a booking, please email beds@ucc.ie as soon as possible. Due to existing bookings, this accommodation must be vacated by Friday 18th September. This means that the latest time you can enter UCC Campus Accommodation to restrict your movements is Friday 4th September (unless you have a prior booking there for the full academic year)

The Office of Accommodation and Community Life is available to all incoming students for guidance and tips to help with your search for safe and affordable accommodation. Please check out the website www.ucc.ie/en/accommodation or contact them directly on resservices@ucc.ie

Please email beds@ucc.ie and putting ‘20/21 restricted movement accommodation’ in the subject line of your email. UCC Campus Accommodation will then arrange your accommodation.

For students opting to use UCC Campus Accommodation for the 14-day period, there is a student rate of €172 per week. A deposit of €50 is due at the time of booking. The balance is then due on arrival. Please note that this fee only covers the cost of accommodation. Costs such as food, groceries etc. are separate.

For students with bookings through other accommodation providers, the accommodation cost should be the normal weekly rental charge for your accommodation. If you are staying with a private accommodation provider, please contact them directly to confirm their rates.

Government advice on restricting your movements states ‘Do not go to the shops or pharmacy unless it's absolutely necessary - where possible, order your groceries online or have some family or friends drop them off’.

We advise that you organise a food delivery in advance of your arrival in Cork. Large supermarket groups such as Tesco (www.tesco.ie), Supervalu (www.supervalu.ie) and Centra (www.centra.ie) will all deliver to your accommodation. We suggest that you book your delivery slot weeks in advance and have the food delivered the morning after you arrive (just in case you are delayed). 

Catering providers can deliver prepared meals to you at an added cost. Ask your accommodation provider or landlord about options for the delivery of prepared meals to your location. 

Deliveroo https://deliveroo.ie/restaurants/cork/cork and Just eat.ie https://www.just-eat.ie will deliver to you from a wide choice of participating restaurants.

Updated 17 Aug 2020

We recognise that students might find the 14-day period of restricted movement challenging. We will endeavour to support you as much as possible during this period so that you are kept both busy and entertained. You can also use the time to prepare yourself for the start of your studies at UCC.  We are working on an innovative programme which will help you to develop important skills which will be of benefit to you throughout your studies in UCC. This will include virtual campus tours and other opportunities to familiarise yourself with our institution, as well as a range of other resources that may be of interest.

Our exciting programme is currently in development and you can find out more about it at: https://www.ucc.ie/en/study/transition-in/

The health, safety and wellbeing of all our students is critically important to us.

If you become ill or need medical advice during your period of restricted movements on arrival in Ireland, please be assured that our Student Health Department is on hand to assist you.

Please contact +353 (0)21 490 2311 if needed. One of our Doctors will return your call and can arrange for you to obtain treatment, undergo investigation (including COVID-19 testing) if required, onward referral to a specialist service or attendance at Accident and Emergency if necessary.

At evenings and weekends and if the Department is closed a recorded voice message on +353 (0)21 490 2311 will advise you of the telephone number to call for assistance. See: www.ucc.ie/en/emt/covid19/student-faq/#student-health-faq  And details of further supports are available at: www.ucc.ie/en/studenthealth/ 

Additional Resource

Please see some further helpful information related to Covid-19, which has been provided by the Irish Council for International Students at:
 

Covid-19 information

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