COVID-19 Staff FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for GMIT staff

Our reopening plan sees a phased return to campus for all from 20th September 2021 - read full Press Release (Issued 1 September 2021).

Please consult the document 'Covid mitigating actions by staff September 2021

You can book a COVID-19 PCR test at the following venues:

  • Galway City: Forster Street, Galway H91N1FD.

  • Galway City: NUIG Campus, 9 Distillery Road Galway, H91 TF1P

  • Galway: Galway Airport, Carnmore, Oranmore, Galway H91 VWX2 (Only book if you have access to your own transport).

  • Mayo: McHale Park, McHale Rd, Castlebar, Co Mayo F23 FX34

On the day of the test, you will need to bring a photo ID and provide a mobile number.

Full details on how to book a COVID-19 PCR test are available at:

Book a COVID-19 test - HSE (

You can book a COVID-19 PCR test online if you have not tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 9 months. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 9 months and have COVID-19 symptoms, please contact your GP or the student health unit.

Visitors are welcome and should complete the daily health check form. This form is available here: Daily Health Check Form

Please refer to the 'GMIT Face Covering Policy.'

If you develop COVID symptoms at college, contact your lecturer or Head of Department and the GMIT COVID Officer (, then return home to isolate. If you need to wait in GMIT before returning home, isolation rooms are available.

Campus Location   Room
Dublin Rd., Galway Room 153   
CCAM Room 128
Mayo  Room B004  
Letterfrack Meeting Room 1

Please see here for a FAQ document regarding student placement during COVID-19.

Please see here for GMIT Public Health Measures for Duration of COVID-19 Pandemic.

This policy can be found here.

Human Resources have developed procedures for staff availing of COVID-19 sick leave or self-isolation in accordance with the national protocols.

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform have provided Guidance on working arrangements during COVID-19 for the Civil and Public Service.

All  GMIT data protection policies and procedures are on the Data Protection SharePoint site and must be followed regardless of whether working remotely or on campus. Read this guidance from the Data Protection Commission on how to protect personal data when working remotely.

Your office PC will need to be switched on, but not logged in, in order for you to get remote access.

Please see more information on how to access your work PC remotely here.

Read the GMIT COVID-19 Response Plan (PDF, 940KB)