COVID 19 Resources for Staff

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for GMIT staff

Coronavirus Advice to help people stay safe

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

Critical Covid-mitigating actions to be taken when attending campus.

Please consult the document “Covid mitigating actions by staff September 2021” 

How to arrange a COVID-19 test.

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,Co. Galway, H91 VWX2 (only book if you have own transport)
  • Mayo - McHale Park, McHale Rd, Castlebar, Co Mayo F23 FX34

You need to bring a photo ID and provide a mobile number.

Full details on how to book a Covid PCR test are at:

Book a COVID-19 test - HSE (

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

Welcoming visitors to GMIT. What do I need to do?

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

What is the GMIT policy on international travel?

What are the procedures for field trips during COVID-19?

Please refer to the policy “Field trips protocol during the COVID pandemic” here.

GMIT face covering policy?

Please refer to the “GMIT Face Covering Policy”.

What do I do if someone becomes unwell with possible COVID-19 symptoms while on campus?

If you develop Covid symptoms at college. Contact your lecturer or Head of Department and and return home to isolate.  If you need to wait in GMIT prior to returning home, isolation rooms are available:

Dublin Rd campus:  Room 153.     CCAM:  Room 128
Mayo Campus:  Room B004 Letterfrack Meeting Room 1


Student placement during the COVID-19 pandemic

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

GMIT Public Health Measures for Duration of COVID-19 Pandemic (part of the Student Code of Conduct)

Please see here for GMIT Public Health Measures for Duration of Covid19 Pandemic.

GMIT Return to Campus Following a Positive COVID-19 Diagnosis

This policy can be found here.

Key actions required when attending campus – students

I work in GMIT. What arrangements are in place for leave associated with COVID-19?

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.

I work in GMIT. How can I keep personal data safe when working away from the office?

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

I work in GMIT. How can I access my PC remotely?

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

Check our guide on how to access your work PC remotely.

Further Information

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

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