Staff FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for GMIT staff

GMIT Coronavirus advice avoid crowds

This page was updated on 31/03/2020 at 4.05pm.

I work in GMIT. What do the additional public health measures (27 March) mean for me?

Following the new public health measures announced by the Government on Friday, 27 March, GMIT staff are expected to stay at home.

The only exception to this is if:

  • the service is critical to provision of essential education services e.g. ICT


  • it is not capable of being performed from home

All other staff should work from home.​

Online delivery and assessment should continue from home. If you have any queries, please consult with your line manager.

If you need to get materials from the campus to enable you to work from home, you can access the campus to retrieve them up until 6pm on Monday, 30 March. This includes headsets which will be available at the security desk (at GMIT Galway campus).

If you are travelling to a GMIT campus, carry ID. Please see your staff email for a cover letter which may be shared with Gardaí.

Contact Tracing volunteers have already been issued with a letter for Gardaí.

Please check your staff email for a detailed update from GMIT President, Dr Orla Flynn (29 March, 2020).

What is GMIT doing about Coronavirus?

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

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


Can I travel on Institute business?

GMIT has suspended all international travel for Institute business.

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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