Attending DCU 2020/21 - Staff - Safe Workplace
(For your information, this is the COVID-19 information video prepared by DCU for students)
It is important that everyone knows the symptoms of COVID-19 and monitors closely their own health and well-being. It can take up to 14 days for symptoms to appear.
The symptoms of COVID-19 are:
- a fever (high temperature - 38 degrees Celsius or above)
- a cough - this can be any kind of cough, not just dry
- shortness of breath or breathing difficulties
- loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
- flu like symptoms
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 you should immediately self-isolate and contact your GP.
What To Do If Asked To Isolate Or Have A Positive Result For COVID
Staff should immediately notify their line manager who should subsequently notify the Office of the Chief Operations Officer (OCOO) at either:
- the DCU COVID Helpline on 01-7007019 and provide details such as student/staff name and if available and Student Number and Course Code.
- or by email to email@example.com
If you are on-campus when you develop COVID-19 symptoms, you should - if you can - go home immediately and contact your GP. If you cannot go home you can go to one of the COVID-19 isolation rooms on campus.
The following spaces are designated isolation rooms for staff:
- Glasnevin Campus
Student Health Centre, Henry Grattan Building
Phone: 01 700 5143 / 5766
- St Patrick's Campus
Student Health Centre, Block A
Phone: 01 700 9215
- All Hallows Campus
Room PG08 in Purcell House - as there is no student Health Centre in AHC, please contact the Glasnevin Health Centre at 01 700 5143 / 5766.
The Health Centre will facilitate contact of a staff member’s GP and/or the HSE and assist with subsequent directives. Please add these numbers to your contacts list:
- Outside of normal working hours and weekends – you can contact D-Doc North Dublin (The HSE’s out of hours GP service for North Dublin) at 1850 22 44 77
In order to facilitate contact tracing, DCU requests all members of its community including students to download the HSE COVID-19 Tracker App and to use the symptom checker on the App on a daily basis. More information about how to app works is available here.
By using the app staff will:
- be alerted if they have been in close contact with another app user who has tested positive for coronavirus
- be able to track any symptoms they have and get advice on what to do to protect themselves and others
- be able to anonymously warn other app users that they were in close contact with, if they test positive for coronavirus
DCU as an employer, under the Government’s return to work regulations is required to capture staff member’s attendance on campus for work for contact tracing purposes only. As communicated previously, staff are being asked to download and use the ‘Check-in’ function on the DCU SafeZone App to ensure we comply with this regulation.