We hope that
you and yours are well at this time.
The COVID-19 pandemic and associated public health restrictions have
continued to present challenges for students and staff alike and to dictate our activities. The start of 2021 saw the emergence
of COVID-19 variants and an unexpected and unprecedented increase in case
numbers, all of which impacted severely on the testing and tracing system.
We are really thankful to you for your ongoing efforts and commitment.
As we start Week 3 of Semester 2, we now wish to update you as follows.
5 restrictions have been extended to Friday 5 March.
Government has indicated that restrictions are likely to continue through to
June, albeit potentially not at Level 5.
Thus, following careful consideration of
all the circumstances, it has been decided that all Semester 2 academic
delivery will continue to be remote until Friday 5th March in the
first instance. This will remain under ongoing review in accordance
with prevailing public health advice.
As previously stated, all academic
delivery will be remote from the start of Semester 2 until Friday 5th March in the first instance. Where and when prevailing public
health restrictions allow, we will work to have limited on-campus programme
delivery. Please note, however, that this still remains very uncertain at this
time and that arrangements will vary, depending on the specific programme.
2 assessment/examination arrangements remain to be confirmed at this time. We
will update you on same in due course. Please refer to the Institute’s Academic
Planner for the key Semester 2 dates.
If a remote working arrangement has been put in place for a given placement, then this placement can proceed. No onsite placement should proceed unless the placement activity is deemed essential work in an essential service as per the prevailing public health restrictions. This will be reviewed regularly in accordance with the prevailing public health advice. Where a work placement cannot proceed or continue as planned, the academic department will endeavour to establish alternative learning activities to enable the student to meet the relevant learning outcomes.
Please address any queries on work placement to your
academic department in the first instance.
Access to onsite campus facilities and services for staff and
students is restricted to essential purposes only. Please address queries to the
relevant service or department directly.
and shops remain closed until further notice.
continue to offer Click+Collect Monday-Friday. While there is no physical access to any of the four libraries
on the Cork campuses, library staff are available online/telephone to assist
with any queries- weekdays from 9am-5:30pm. Further information and online services and
supports are available at www.library.cit.ie
Onsite activity for postgraduate research programmes
can continue where COVID-19 protocols are in place.
Services and Supports
All Student Services and Supports remain available, remotely, at this time.
We do not recommend any foreign
travel at this time.
Travel to Ireland – Travel
arrangements incoming to Ireland are changing and specific advice is in place
for particular countries. Please consult Government
Advice for further information.
Staff and Students must self-isolate if they suspect
they have COVID-19 symptoms or are referred for a COVID-19 test.
Contact details for reporting and support: https://covid19.cit.ie/important/support-and-reporting-covid-19-sickness
Please continue to monitor the Covid19.cit.ie portal
regularly for any updates
COVID-19 On Campus
Any staff or student attending on
campus must undertake the COVID-19 induction training available at https://cit.eu-west.catalog.canvaslms.com/
Any staff or student attending on campus must adhere to all
COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols.
continue to monitor the https://covid19.cit.ie/ portal on a regular basis for any updates.
- Government Guidance