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SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS

Last Updated:10:20, Sept 10
Last Reviewed:10:20, Sept 10

UCD has prepared a Return to Campus Working advice. These advice outlines procedures that apply to those persons already working on campus and those who will be returning to campus in September 2021.

Before returning to Campus you must follow the the Return to Campus Work Protocols

This Contact Tracing Attendance Form:

– Should be filled out when you are leaving (or have left) the University.
– Should be filled out by all staff and research postgraduates
– Must be filled out for every day that you attend campus

In the event of a positive case of COVID-19 in the University community the role of contact tracing will be undertaken by the HSE. In such a scenario, it is the responsibility of each member of the University community to be in a position to provide the HSE with details of their contacts, if requested.

In order to comply with the requirements of the Government’s Return To Work Safety Protocol all staff and research postgraduates must complete this form for every day that they attend campus. The information supplied will be used to assist in contact tracing in the event of a Covid 19 case in the University community and will be destroyed after 28 days. The UCD Return to Work Safely Privacy Notice covers the data processing for UCD to meet its obligations under the Covid-19 National Return to Work Safely Protocol.

You only need to complete this form ONCE per daily once you are leaving (or have left) the University.

Staff working on campus during this period of reduced site activity should be aware of the guidelines issued by the UCD Safety, Insurance, Risk & Compliance Office (UCD SIRC) regarding lone working. Staff lone working in higher risk environments as outlined by UCD SIRC should complete a lone working risk assessment.

Before returning to Campus you must follow the the Return to Campus Work Protocols

This sign in/out form is to be used by third party companies, minor works contractors and service providers to the University.

In order to comply with the requirements of the Government’s Return To Work Safety Protocol all staff and research postgraduates must complete this form for every day that they attend campus. The information supplied will be used to assist in contact tracing in the event of a Covid 19 case in the University community and will be destroyed after 28 days. The UCD Return to Work Safely Privacy Notice covers the data processing for UCD to meet its obligations under the Covid-19 National Return to Work Safely Protocol.

You only need to complete this form ONCE per daily visit.

Staff working on campus during this period of reduced site activity should be aware of the guidelines issued by the UCD Safety, Insurance, Risk & Compliance Office (UCD SIRC) regarding lone working. Staff lone working in higher risk environments as outlined by UCD SIRC should complete a lone working risk assessment.

A personal hygiene pack containing hand sanitiser and wipes for individual use can be collected by prior arrangement from one of the collection points (Campus Services, Blackrock Services Desk, Building 71, Science Welcome Centre and Student Centre) Monday (except Bank Holidays) to Friday between 08:00 and 16:00. For requests beyond individual use those interested should contact estates@ucd.ie.

Two masks and a face visor for individual personal use may also be collected by prior arrangement from either collection point. Please note that while visors are still available they are no longer considered appropriate for use in situations where face coverings are required, and should be used in conjunction with, rather than an alternative to masks.

Hand sanitising stations are located inside the entrances of buildings, for use upon entry and exit.

For locally appointed COVID 19 coordinators please note that bulk collections on behalf of a number of colleagues can now be facilitated.

Request for Bulk Collection

In preparation for the academic year 21/22 shared teaching spaces have been assessed and measures implemented to facilitate their use under the prevailing public health guidance and their application to the higher education sector.

The shared teaching spaces portfolio varies from small group teaching rooms to large lecture theatres holding over 500 students. A single set of guidance for the use of spaces of any size or configuration has been developed with a view to providing clear visual aids to support users in the use of the space and provide reassurance that control measures are in place.

Read more on Teaching Spaces

There are two main reasons why ventilation is important in helping to prevent the spread of Covid 19:

  1. The air movement or air turbulence created by ventilation causes exhaled droplets to fall from the air more quickly thus helping to reduce the risk that they will be inhaled by persons
  2. Ventilation and the associated provision of fresh air into a space and the resultant air exchange also helps remove smaller aerosols which may be hanging in the air

UCD has taken a number of steps to ensure natural ventilation.

Advice on Ventilation and CO2 Monitors

Only the gates in the table below will remain open. All other access gates remain closed:

 Monday - FridaySaturdaySunday
N11
Temporary vehicle and pedestrian access routes in place. More information.
Open 24hrsOpen 24hrsOpen 24hrs
Fosters Ave./Nova07:00 - 00:0007:00 - 18:00Closed
Owenstown ParkOpen 24hrsOpen 24hrsOpen 24hrs
Roebuck Castle (Pedestrian)Open 24hrs as per normal scheduleOpen 24hrs as per normal scheduleOpen 24hrs as per normal schedule
Roebuck Wicket (Pedestrian)Open as per normal scheduleOpen as per normal scheduleOpen as per normal schedule
Rosemount/CrecheOpen as per normal scheduleOpen as per normal scheduleOpen as per normal schedule
Wynnsward Drive07:00 - 00:0007:00 - 00:0007:00 - 00:00
NewsteadOpen 24hrsOpen 24hrsOpen 24hrs
Belfield Office Park (Pedestrian)Open 24hrs as per normal scheduleOpen 24hrs as per normal scheduleOpen 24hrs as per normal schedule
Greenfield GateOpen as per normal scheduleOpen as per normal scheduleOpen as per normal schedule
Fosters Avenue Construction Entrance08:00 - 20:0008:00 - 15:00Closed
RichviewOpen as per normal scheduleOpen as per normal scheduleOpen as per normal schedule

Please note that these times are subject to change as the college continues to open up in line with public health guidelines.

 Monday - FridaySaturday - SundayRemarks
Centra07.00 - 22:0007.00 - 22:00
Main Restaurant08.00 - 15.30ClosedLimited indoor dining & Take away currently
Blue Bird Café08.30 - 15.30ClosedTake away only
RoebuckClosedClosedTake away only
Campus Bookshop9.00 - 17.30Closed
UCD College Collection9.00 - 15.30ClosedOnline service only. Click and collect
Bicycle ShopClosedClosedDue to open mid September 2021
Pharmacy09.00 - 17.00Closed
Commons at MoLIClosedClosed
Poolside Café08.00 - 17.00ClosedTake away only
Pi Coffee Dock08.30 - 15.30ClosedTake away only
Pi Restaurant08.30 - 15.00 - Breakfast – 08:00 to 11:30, Lunch 12:00 to 15:00ClosedLimited indoor dining & Take away currently
Earl's Deli - Richview08.30 - 15.00ClosedTake away only
Pulse Café - Health Sciences08.30 - 15.30ClosedTake away only
Atrium Café - Quinn08.30 - 15.00ClosedTake away only
Leopold Café - ConwayClosedClosedDue to open late September 2021
Street Kitchen - LibraryClosedClosedDue to open late September 2021
Nova Café08.30 - 15.00ClosedTake away only
Law Café Sutherland08.30 - 15.00ClosedTake away only
Coffee Dock - VetsClosedClosedDue to open late September 2021
Pulse CaféClosedClosedTake away only
Lucy’s Blackrock08.30 - 15.30ClosedTake away only
ChoppedClosedClosed
SubwayClosedClosed
Belfield Post OfficeClosedClosed

Public transport services are operating under revised timetables and operational arrangements .

For the latest service updates please see the links below:
Dublin Bus
Go Ahead Ireland
Luas
Dart and Irish Rail
Bus Eireann

Parking permits are in effect from 13th September 2021. Permits can be purchased by eligible staff, students and community members. Permits are available for purchase here.

Trimester permits are priced at €50 per trimester, or €100 for an annual (Autumn and Spring) permit.

Permit parking is in effect 08:00 – 17:00 Monday – Friday during the Autumn and Spring trimesters including fieldwork, study and exam periods.

Pay and display parking is charged at the rate of €1 per hour. Premium pay and display is charged at €2.40 per hour. Pay and display and premium pay and display parking is in effect 08:00 – 17:00, 52 weeks a year.