UCC Covid Tracker and Day Pass App

About the App

 

The UCC COVID Tracker and Day Pass App has been developed to help users conduct a self-check for (a) COVID symptoms and (b) COVID infectious risk, before attending on site in the University. 

This app was created to keep the UCC community safe and well; all staff and students are strongly encouraged to download and use the app ahead of planned visits to campus.

Reasons behind the App

The app was originally developed in September 2020 by UCC to support students on clinical placements. It is a requirement for students on clinical placements that they undertake a self-check for COVID symptoms and COVID infectious risk, before attending their placement location every day. Based on the positive experiences of our clinical placement students and their placement provider organisations in using the app, UCC is now making this app available to all remaining students and all UCC staff. This is particularly timely, given the the arrival of the new variants of the virus in Ireland, and the app will serve as an additional control measure to protect students and staff as society gradually reopens over the coming months. 

Benefits of using the App

  1. It lessens the chances of you attending on-site when you might have COVID
  2. It enables UCC Student Health provide you with prompt appropriate advice where needed.

Data Security

The app is GDPR compliant. UCC Student Health alone has access to the data you enter. Where required to assist in possible cluster or outbreak situations, UCC Student Health will share this data with HSE Public Health and Contact Tracing Services. Further detail is available on the Data Protection Notice for the app. 

Who the App is for

The UCC Covid Tracker and Day Pass App can be used by current staff members, and registered UCC students not already using the UCC Clinical Students COVID App. 

How to access the App

Mobile Access

For convenience, you should install the UCC Covid Tracker and Day Pass App on your mobile device. It can also be accessed from your PC or laptop. The UCC Covid Tracker and Day Pass App is a Microsoft Power App. Microsoft Power Apps are available to download on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store .

In order to access the UCC Covid Tracker and Day Pass App you must first access and download Power Apps. Power Apps is available to you through your UCC O365 Account.  Once you have downloaded and opened the Power Apps on your device, you will be prompted to enter your unique UCC Office 365 ID . You can then select and install the UCC Covid Tracker and Day Pass App and begin using it immediately.

You can also acess the app on your laptop or desktop by clicking here

When to use the App

You should use the UCC Covid Tracker and Day Pass app:

  1. To complete a self-check of COVID symptoms and COVID infectious risk before coming on to campus
  2. To notify UCC Student Health that you are concerned that you may have COVID, even if you do not plan on coming to campus that day. 

Depending on the answers you select to the questions on the app, you will be issued with either a GREEN Day-pass or a RED Day-pass on the app.

  • A GREEN Day-pass confirms it is safe for you to attend
  • A RED Day-pass confirms it is not safe for you to attend, you should remain at home, and seek medical advice as one or more of these apply;
    • you have symptoms that may be COVID
    • you are (or may be) a close contact of a person with COVID
    • you are in self-isolation or restricted movements
    • you have been tested for COVID
    • you have been diagnosed with COVID
    • you may have another infectious illness

You will also receive an e-mail  to your UCC email account, with advice on further actions.

Trouble Shooting the App

As with all technology from time to time you may experience issues. 

The UCC COVID Tracker and Day Pass App does not appear in Power Apps

You need to be a registered student or current staff member for the app to appear. If you are not a registered student or staff member or you do not use a UCC email address when logging into Power Apps, then the app will not appear. The app will not appear for those students already using the UCC Clinical Students COVID App.

I entered symptoms or infectious risks in error, and have been issued a red pass, what should I do?

You should return to the app home page and re-selecct REQUEST DAY PASS/LOG COVID STATUS, and complete the app again, remembering not to enter symptoms or infectious risk if they do not apply. You will then be issued with a green day pass. It is important that you do re-submit your answers truthfully and accurately. If you leave your answers as showing you as either experiencing symptoms or as a possible infectious risk you may be contacted by UCC Student Health to check your status.

I ommitted to enter symptoms/risk in error and have been issued a green pass, what should I do?

You should ignore the green pass, remain at home, and contact your GP or Student Health for advice.The app does not allow re-submission of answers once a green pass is issued. It is vital that you do not attend or leave home or remain on-site with symptoms or infecctius risk.

The App is showing me yesterday’s pass

This can happen if the App has been left open and has not refreshed. Refreshing the App will show today's pass. To refresh the App, follow these steps:

Android:

Click the back arrow at the bottom of the screen. Then go back into the UCC COVID Tracker and Day Pass App from My Apps or All Apps within Power Apps. If the App still does not refresh then close Power Apps completely and go back in.

Apple iOS:

To exit the App on iOS, swipe from left to right starting as far left on the screen as you can. If the App still does not refresh then force quitting the entire App is another option. Depending on the device, it is either drag from the very bottom of the screen up or if the device has a home button double click that and then on both versions swipe the App up towards the top of the screen to kill it.

Gov.ie COVID Tracker app

All students and staff are recommended to continue to use the national COVID Tracker app to assist with Contact Tracing.

This is available at https://covidtracker.gov.ie/ 

The national COVID Tracker app will:

  • alert you if you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus)
  • keep other app users safe by alerting them if you test positive for COVID-19

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