Covid-19 Student FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions for ATU students

Vaccination – as per Government policy, all our staff and students are strongly encouraged to get Covid-19 vaccine and the booster vaccine.

Ventilation – Ensure all windows in all rooms are open by 30cm at all times.

If there are windows on one side of the room only, then ensure that the door to the room is left ajar to facilitate airflow In the event of an emergency, ensure the door is closed when everyone has evacuated the room.

Self-isolate (stay in your room) if you have symptoms of Covid-19.  Continue to self-isolate until you’ve had no symptoms for 48 hours. 

Do this even if you have been vaccinated for Covid-19, had a booster, or had Covid-19 in the past.  Symptoms include:

  • Runny nose (hay fever like)
  • Headache,
  • Sore throat
  • New cough
  • Fever (38oC or more)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss or change to sense of smell or taste.

Self-isolate (stay in your room) for 7 days if you test positive for Covid-19 by antigen test or by PCR test.   

Do this even if you have been vaccinated for Covid-19,, had a booster, or had Covid-19 in the past.

You must wear a mask and limit close contacts for the first three days back in college after your 7-day self-isolation period.

Practice good hand hygiene and good respiratory etiquette. 

Frequent hand washing/sanitisation and cover nose/mouth with a tissue / inner elbow. Advised to wear a mask when in crowded or poorly ventilated spaces.

If you are a close contact of someone who has Covid-19 – you do not need to restrict your movements, but you should watch out for Symptoms of COVID-19 – it can take up to 14 days after you are infected for symptoms to show and take extra care to follow the advice on protecting others from COVID-19 

People at higher risk from Covid-19 should follow HSE guidance and inform (staff) – line manager / (student) – student services.




Trained Lead Worker Representatives have been appointed for each campus, to ensure that COVID-19 measures are complied with. Staff and Students are encouraged to report concerns to the relevant campus Covid Officer.  In addition, the Lead Worker Representatives highlight concerns, report issues or concerns, submit ideas and identify improvements. 


Please click here for advice on what to do if your child has Covid symptoms or is a close contact.

Student Health Providers 

Dublin Road Campus and CCAM Campus: 091 742228
Mayo Campus (Dr Stephen Patten): 094 9021999
Letterfrack Campus (Dr Alexander Michel): 095 43465

If you do not have a GP and need assistance after 5pm or at weekends, you can search for one here or call the GP out of hours service

To contact the GMIT Covid Officer, email: or phone 091 742708 / 085 209 2713.