Staff FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for GMIT staff

Coronavirus Advice to help people stay safe

This page was updated on 11/1/2021 at 3.07pm.

I would like to return to campus. What do I need to do?

See our Statement regarding Semester 2 Update (11 January, 2021).

 

You can access the campus once you complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the Return to Campus protocol.  This consists of two parts – a COVID-19 induction training and quiz and a Campus Access Health Declaration form.  Click here for access to the Return to Campus Protocol.
  2. Communicate with your manager about visiting GMIT/returning to work.
  3. Prior to arriving in GMIT each day, staff and students are required to complete a daily health check form.  This form is available here: Daily Health Check and Attendance Form. This form will also serve to record your presence on campus which may be used for any subsequent contact tracing work. It is important that this form is completed for every day of attendance at GMIT.
  4. Daily Personal Contact Log: If you have established any ‘close contacts’ during the day in GMIT, then, before you leave, you  must complete the Daily Personal Contact Log  This form can be found at gmit.ie/covid.  Note: that a close contact is someone you have spent more than 15 minutes of close contact with, within 2 metres (indoor or outdoor) whether wearing a face covering or not; OR someone you have spent more than 2 hours with, in an indoor setting, whether wearing a face covering or not.

 

How link to these forms on your phone:

You can add a link to these forms on your phone's home screen, to make it more convenient to access them.  

For Android phones:

  • Launch Chrome for Android, go to gmit.ie/covid, and click on the link for the form. 
  • Tap the menu button (3 vertical dots on the top right of your phone) and tap ‘Add to Home screen’, and tap ‘Add’ a second time. 
  • An icon named “GMIT Daily Health Check and Attendance form” should now appear on your phone home screen. 

For iPhones:

  • Navigate to the link, tap the Share button on the toolbar (the rectangle button with an arrow pointing upward). This is at the bottom of the screen on an iPhone. 
  • Then scroll down to the list of actions and tap the ‘Add to Home Screen’ icon in the Share menu.
  • You will be prompted to name your shortcut before tapping the Add button.

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

If you are welcoming visitors (including contractors) to GMIT, you need to:

  1. Consider if the visit is absolutely necessary, or can the interaction be completed online?
  2. If not, prior to arriving in GMIT each day, visitors are required to complete a daily health check form.  This form is available here: Daily Health Check and Attendance Form. This form will also serve to record your presence on campus which may be used for any subsequent contact tracing work. It is important that this form is completed for every day of attendance at GMIT.
  3. Inform your visitor, and meet them at reception. You must remain with them for the duration of the visit (where feasible), and walk them to the exit when the visit has concluded.

This GMIT Third Party Compliance Visitor Access Process document (PDF, 267KB) summarizes this procedure and contains the link to the online Visitor Health Declaration Form.

Academic Calendar 2020/21

Download the GMIT Academic Calendar 2020/21 (PDF).

I work in GMIT. What do the current public health measures mean for me?

The GMIT COVID-19 Response Plan (PDF, 940KB) details the preparations that we have completed with regard to mitigating risks associated with COVID-19. 

The plan also provides information and guidance to staff and students on our new work practices and policies for our formal return to campus.

Please consult the plan to to inform yourself of our new procedures and the changed working environment.

What is GMIT doing about Coronavirus?

We are monitoring the situation closely, and will continue to issue regular updates by email and here on the GMIT website.

Our Business Continuity Team is meeting regularly to plan for a range of scenarios, to enable management to react quickly and effectively.

 

COVID Response Plan

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

Key Actions Required When Attending Campus (Here)

 

Can I travel Abroad?

GMIT Policy on International Travel for students and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic

Please find attached the “GMIT policy on international travel for students and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic”. PDF (219KB)

As you know, the advice from the Irish Government is to avoid all non-essential travel.

If you do decide to travel outside of Ireland:

  • You must inform the GMIT Covid Officer (covidofficer@gmit.ie).  This is required as part of our control of the COVID-19 situation on campus and as part of our obligations as a public sector institution.
  • Upon return to Ireland, you will be required to restrict your movements for 14 days and you will not be able to attend campus until this period of restricted movements is complete. 
  • In certain situations, it may be possible to reduce your period of self-restriction after returning to Ireland, details on this are outlined in the policy attached.
  • If you travel to Denmark and then return to Ireland, you must self-isolate for 14 days – this is a stricter regime than restriction of movements, and details are outlined in the policy attached.

 

Authorisation previously given for international travel is cancelled.

You can only travel within Ireland on Institute business if it is essential, and cannot be conducted online.

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

Please see link to Circular 0026/2020  - COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - Delay Phase Arrangements for all Public Service employees.

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

Read this guidance from 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.

COVID-19 information - GMIT Health and Safety Officer

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