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. Return to Work Safely Protocol
  2. Any campus-wide COVID-19 measures applicable in UCC from time to time
  3. Access to any building is only through the entrance signposted.
  4. Exit from any building is only through the exit signposted.
  5. Where possible there will be open ventilation in all areas except for toilet areas.
  6. 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.
  7. People must not attend the University if they have returned to Ireland, in the last 14 days, from a country not on Ireland’s COVID-19 green list.

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Social (Physical) Distancing Requirements

Public health guidelines require a distance of 2 metres or more, between people, where possible, when carrying out any task. People on campus should:

  1. Avoid physical contact including hand-shaking.
  2. Observe 2 metre social distancing where possible. In circumstances where this cannot be achieved, appropriate precautions such as face coverings will be required.
  3. Observe and follow all directional and other guidance signage within the building(s) and campus.
  4. Follow any one-way system or marked lanes in place to separate the flow of people.
  5. When entering/exiting any doors, please look left and right and proceed if clear.
  6. Do not congregate near entrances and exits.
  7. Keep 2m away from lift discharge points and stair access points.
  8. Minimise use of lifts or use them for the movement of heavy goods and impaired persons if possible. Lifts should be only used by one person at a time.
  9. When using a lift or stairs, please ensure that the lift is free or the stairwell is clear. Adhere to related signage instructions where one-way systems apply.
  10. If you see someone approaching any door, please stand back until they are clear.
  11. Where possible, walk on the left hand side of the corridor and/or stairs.


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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