COVID Response Guidelines for Staff

The following information intends to clarify what you should do / advise others to do in any Covid-19 related scenario.

This information does not intend to replace the advice you get from your own GP or the HSE, which you should adhere to at all times.  HSE Covid-19 Advice 

 

  • Do not come to campus. Contact your GP and follow the advice.
  • Contact your Line Manager and notify the DCU COVID Helpline on 01-7007019 or by email dcucovid.helpline@dcu.ie and provide details such as name, staff number, contact number and last date when you were on campus.
  • You should also contact Susan Healy in HR on 01 700 8398 or by email to susan.healy@dcu.ie to ensure that you receive all the appropriate supports and benefits available to you in line with the University’s sick pay scheme or the Special Leave with Pay Scheme. 
  • Do not come to campus. Contact your GP and follow the advice.
  • Follow the instructions of the HSE public health team and self-isolate.
  • Contact your Line Manager and notify the DCU COVID Helpline on 01-7007019 or by email dcucovid.helpline@dcu.ie and provide details such as name, staff number, contact number and last date when you were on campus.
  • You should also contact Susan Healy in HR on 01 700 8398 or by email susan.healy@dcu.ie to ensure that you receive all the appropriate supports and benefits available to you in line with the University’s sick pay scheme or the Special Leave with Pay Scheme
  • If an employee feels well, but is self-isolating or restricting their movements in line with medical / HSE advice as they have tested positive for Covid-19 or are symptomatic, they may continue to work from home instead of availing of special leave with pay, subject to this being agreed with their Line Manager and/or HR.  If remote working in an employee's current role is not feasible. then the assignment of work may be outside of their usual core duties.  All employees must cooperate with all such flexibilities while they are restricting their movements. They should not attend the campus and must follow the medical and HSE advice as it relates to self-isolation

 

 

If you are a close contact of someone that tests positive for COVID-19, what you need to do depends on if you:

 

If you are caring for someone with a confirmed case of Covid-19 who cannot self isolate (eg. Young child)

  • There is an understanding that some staff may need to self-isolate and work from home, at some stage, during the coming months and beyond. This may be due to children being sent home from school. 
  • Contact your Line Manager in the first instance.