Visitor Information

General Infection Control Measures

In order to protect the health of the University community and to minimise the risk of spread of COVID-19 the following general controls are to be adhered to when visiting the University.

Existing fire and occupational health and safety regulations must continue to be adhered to.

  1. At all times visitors must adhere to Irish Public Health guidance including the following:
    1. HSE guidance
    2. HSA guidance
    3. Transitional Protocol: Good Practice Guidance for Continuing to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19
  2. Any campus-wide COVID-19 measures applicable in UCC from time to time
  3. Where possible there will be open ventilation in all areas except for toilet areas.
  4. People must not attend the University if displaying any symptoms of COVID-19. If a person displays symptoms or believes they may have symptoms of COVID-19 whilst at the University they should immediately put on a face covering and return home. Please notify General Services on (021) 4903111 as soon as you arrive home to enable the University to take the appropriate cleaning steps.


It is important that people practice good hygiene at all times. People are to:

  • Wash their hands with soap and water or sanitise with an alcohol-based hand rub regularly and in particular:
    • before and after eating and preparing food
    • after coughing or sneezing or blowing of one’s nose
    • after using the toilet
    • before smoking or vaping
    • where hands are dirty
    • before and after wearing gloves
    • before and after being on public transport
    • before leaving home
    • when arriving/leaving the workplace/other sites
    • after changing tasks
    • after touching potentially contaminated surfaces
    • if in contact with someone displaying any COVID-19 symptoms
  • Not share pens/stationary and objects that touch their mouth, for example, bottles or cups
  • Practice good respiratory measures to limit the spread of the virus including:
    • avoid touching the face, eyes, nose and mouth
    • cover coughs and sneezes with an elbow or a tissue
    • dispose of tissues in a covered bin

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