This page is reviewed daily and was last reviewed on Tuesday, 26th April, 2022.
On Friday 21 January, the Irish Government lifted many of the emergency restrictions that were in place due to the global pandemic. As of Monday 24 January, all staff and students may attend on campus with no prior appointment, and it is no longer necessary to complete a Covid Questionnaire beforehand. We are still asking people to swipe in/log in, as this record may assist contact-tracing should that be necessary.
Staff and students had already begun a phased return to campus, and this process will be accelerated. In the coming weeks, specific groups will begin to receive more class time scheduled on campus. This will be communicated clearly, well in advance. For the moment, please follow your current schedule. It is vital that students continue to keep checking Moodle and their college email.
For part-time students, classes currently scheduled to be online will remain online this semester. Those of you undertaking a fully online course need not concern yourselves with any possible changes, except to note that you may freely come on campus to access facilities and services, which will also continue to be available online.
Every effort will be made to ensure that no student is disadvantaged by any change to timetables this semester, due to the removal of some restrictions. However, and particularly those of you in full-time programmes, students should be prepared for a further increase in attendance on campus in Semester 3.
Just as we had to learn to live with the restrictions, we will have to adjust to their removal – be aware that each person you meet, fellow student or lecturer, may have a different comfort level with circumstances at any stage of our emergence from the pandemic. Change, even for the better, can be stressful: please remember that SilverCloud is available to all NCI students, and the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is available for all staff. These resources offer guidance on many areas of mental health and wellbeing, including help to manage anxiety and build resilience.
Visit the HSE website for the most up-to-date and accurate information on COVID-19.
The College will continue to update this page, and will contact staff and students directly as and when circumstances change.
IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT TRAVEL
Students who travel overseas during holiday periods should consult the Department of Foreign Affairs latest travel advice and carry out any necessary isolation or quarantine periods before returning to campus.
2022-2023 Academic Year
As classes begin in September 2022, full-time programmes will be full on-campus and part-time programmes will be blended (a mix of online and on campus), except where the programme is specfied as fully online. On-campus classes for part-time programmes will be notified well in advance. National College of Ireland will continue to monitor pandemic conditions and follow HSE advice and government regulations to ensure the best possible experience for our students.