The following are guidelines for staff dealing with a potential case of Covid-19. Staff need to take appropriate action, as outlined below, if a student or fellow member of staff displays any of the following symptoms or answers 'Yes' to the 'Relevant questions'.

Symptoms

  • Fever (high temperature)
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of taste/smell

Relevant questions

  • Travelled overseas in the past 14 days?
  • Contact with a person diagnosed with Covid-19 in the past 14 days?
  • Has younger children?
  • Any nausea/vomiting/diarrhoea?

Actions

  • Ask the person to stay away from other people (preferably at least two meters).
  • They should avoid touching people, surfaces and objects.
  • Advise the person to cover their mouth and nose with a mask or disposable tissue if they are not already doing so (e.g. in an outdoor setting).
  • Ask for the person’s telephone number and take note of the room number and/ or location.
  • Call for First aid assistance on the relevant campus number detailed below.
  • Stay with the patient, while maintaining social distance, until medical assistance arrives.
  • Initiate hand hygiene: wash your hands immediately after medical assistance arrives.
  • If patient is advised to return home and await home testing by health services-please note the following:
  1. Patients must not travel home by taxi or public transport.
  2. Patient may travel home by car if they feel well enough to drive, or can be driven by a person who has already had significant exposure, who is aware of the risks and who is willing to drive them.
  3. If no other transport option is available, the patient must be isolated in a designated area until the National Ambulance Service arrives.

First Aid: who to contact


 Location
 Telephone
 Bishopstown Campus
 021 4326112
 Sharman Crawford St Campus
 021 4335226
 Grand Parade Campus or Sober Lane
 021 4335250
 NMCI Ringaskiddy
 021 4335699
 Cork School of Music
 021 4547654
 Blackrock Castle Observatory
 021 4326120

Medical clean-up: who to contact


 Location
 Telephone
 Bishopstown Campus
 0833736818
 Sharman Crawford Street
 021 4335226
 Grand Parade or Sober Lane
 021 4335250
 NMCI Ringaskiddy
 021 4335600
 Cork School of Music
 021 4547654
 Blackrock Castle Observatory
 021 4326120

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