Exemptions 2021/2022

Procedures for students unable to wear face coverings or requiring accommodations to attend on-campus activities for medical reasons.

Face Coverings

If you are unable to wear a face covering due to a medical reason or condition, you may be able to wear a full face visor or face shield instead. These are not as effective as wearing a face covering, but it may offer some level of protection to those around you.

If you are unable to wear a face covering while on campus, you will need to register this with us. Please let us know by filling in the following form and we will inform relevant staff.

Students will be asked to provide documentation to support their request for a face covering exemption.

Personal data that you submit via this form to Student Support & Development (SS&D), a Unit within Dublin City University, the Data Controller, in connection with the ‘Face Covering Exemption’ procedure will be used solely to assess your eligibility to be face covering exempt while on campus and to inform relevant staff in the University that you are not obliged to wear one. Your information will be treated in accordance with the DCU Data Protection Policy which can be accessed at the following link: https://www.dcu.ie/sites/default/files/policy/25_-_data_privacy_policy_…

DCU shall only process such data for the purpose for which you provide it and to the extent necessary to process your application in line with the regulations attached to this procedure. You have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing and you also have the right to access any data you submit on request.  The data you submit will be held until such time as the face covering requirements have been lifted or when you graduate from the University. It will then be destroyed.

The personal data will be disclosed to staff of DCU who need to know that you are exempt from wearing a face covering while indoors. This will include your lecturing staff and staff in the library.

Name
I'm unable to wear a face covering due to ?

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Consent

By clicking on the ‘Submit’ button above, you are confirming that you have read and understood the above information, including the Data Protection Notice, and that you are giving your consent to DCU to process your information.

 

On-Campus Activities

DCU is planning to offer a mostly on-campus experience in the academic year 2021/22. It is expected that students will attend classes on campus in order to engage with their learning and understanding of the materials.

In the case of a student who is at high risk but medically unsuitable for vaccination, the University will endeavour to provide reasonable accommodations to allow students engage with their academic studies. Students will be asked to provide a letter from their Medical Consultant specifically stating that they are unable to come on campus as they are unable to be vaccinated.

Although we will endeavour to provide reasonable accommodations, please note that we cannot guarantee that you will have the same level of access to the learning and materials as students who will be on campus. Most of DCU’s programmes are structured for on-campus delivery and we do not have the ability to offer a programme online if that programme is being offered on campus.

If you are unable to attend on-campus activities this Semester for health-related reasons and you are medically unsuitable for vaccination, please fill out the following form as soon as possible. We will be in touch to discuss your situation soon after you submit.

 

Personal data that you submit via this form to Student Support & Development (SS&D), a Unit within Dublin City University, the Data Controller, in connection with the ‘On Campus Attendance Exemption’ procedure will be used solely to assess your eligibility for complete off-campus study. Your information will be treated in accordance with the DCU Data Protection Policy which can be accessed at the following link: https://www.dcu.ie/sites/default/files/policy/25_-_data_privacy_policy_….

DCU shall only process such data for the purpose for which you provide it and to the extent necessary to process your application in line with the regulations attached to this procedure. You have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing and you also have the right to access any data you submit on request.  The data you submit will be held until such time as the Covid risk has deteriorated or when you graduate from the University. It will then be destroyed.

The personal data will be disclosed to staff of DCU who need to know that you are exempt from attending on-campus activities scheduled by the programme. This will include your Chairperson and Module Coordinator.

Student Name
I am unable to attend on-campus activities because:

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Consent

By clicking on the ‘Submit’ button above, you are confirming that you have read and understood the above information, including the Data Protection Notice, and that you are giving your consent to DCU to process your information.

 

If you have any questions, please mail claire.bohan@dcu.ie or phone 7005164.