Covid-19 Special Arrangements

This page provides up to date information about access to campus,access to buildings, general protocols, PPE, retail areas, access to lockers, commuting updates, postal arrangements and printing support during the current period. The university main Covid-19 page deals with additional material of importance and can be accessed using the link below.

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Last Updated:08:00, Aug 6
Last Reviewed:08:00, Aug 6

In line with the Government’s Roadmap For Reopening Society and Business and Return To Work Safety Protocol, UCD has prepared a Return to Campus Working Covid 19 Response Plan. The purpose of this document is to provide all employees and researchers with details of the steps that are necessary to minimise the risk from Covid 19 during the return to campus working, and applies to those who will be returning to campus following implementation of Phase 1 of the Government’s Roadmap. Read More

The Return to Campus Working – Covid 19 Response Plan applies to those employees and researchers who will be returning to campus following implementation of Phase 1 of the Government’s Roadmap For Reopening Society and Business, and outlines the steps to be taken in advance of any return.

This document will be kept under review and will be updated as required and as and when public health advice necessitates.

All Employees and Researchers must adhere to the following:

Return to Campus Working - Covid 19 Response Plan

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

This sign in/out form is to be used by those that have a UCD Connect account.

All academic buildings remain secured and accessible using out-of-hours protocols. Many staff and researchers already have pre-existing access arrangements for out-of-hours access to buildings. These will continue as before subject to the completion of the Return to Work Protocols.

Where staff and researchers do not have pre-existing access arrangements in place, they can arrange access by calling the Estate Services Contact Centre on 01-7167000. In this circumstance in order to protect security, people will be asked to produce their UCD identity.

As per the Return to Campus Working Protocols, we are now asking everyone to complete the Sign In/Out form.

Signing in and out is mandatory and must be done for every campus visit at the start and end of every working day. This information will only be used for contact tracing in the event of a case of Covid-19 on campus and for other safety and regulatory purposes related to the management of Covid-19.

Please don’t forget to sign out using the link on the email copy you will receive. For signing out you just need to fill out the last two fields at the bottom of the form and press “SUBMIT”.

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.

As per the Return to Campus Working Protocols, we are now asking everyone to complete the Sign In/Out form.

Signing in and out is mandatory and must be done for every campus visit at the start and end of every working day. This information will only be used for contact tracing in the event of a case of Covid-19 on campus and for other safety and regulatory purposes related to the management of Covid-19.

Please don’t forget to sign out using the link on the email copy you will receive. For signing out you just need to fill out the last two fields at the bottom of the form and press “SUBMIT”.

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 (Building 71, Campus Services (Agriculture Building), Mail Room (Newstead Block A) and Blackrock Services desk) Monday (except Bank Holidays) to Friday between 08:00 and 17:00. For requests beyond individual use those interested should contact estates@ucd.ie.

A face shield for individual personal use can also be collected by prior arrangement from either collection point.

Hand sanitisers are located inside the designated entrances of buildings, for use on entry to or exit from the building.

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

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

 Monday - FridaySaturdaySunday
N11Open 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

 Monday - FridaySaturday - SundayRemarks
Centra07.00 - 20:0009.00 - 18:00
Blue Bird Café08.30 - 15.30ClosedTakeaway only.
Grab & Go Sandwiches. Tea/Coffee, Pastries, Cold beverages and Snacks.
RoebuckOnly for Student ResidentsOnly for Student Residents
Campus Bookshop09.00 - 16.30Closed
Bicycle Shop09.00 - 18.00Closed
Commons at MoLI11.00 - 15.00ClosedCustomers can eat in with social distancing, use the courtyard seating, or take away. Please see their website for details
Pi RestaurantClosedClosed
NovaClosedClosed
Lucy’s BlackrockClosedClosed
Belfield Post OfficeClosedClosed

Managed access for undergraduate students is now possible, with the exception of the Veterinary Sciences Building. Please read and complete this form to arrange locker access

If you have any questions about accessing your locker you can contact us at estate.services@ucd.ie or calling 01 7167000.

The UCD – Sydney Parade Dart Shuttle Bus has been suspended until further notice.

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

As of Wednesday 18th March to assist with Covid 19 response activities taking place on campus permit, pay and display and premium parking arrangements and charges are not in effect.

As in previous years, during the Summer Trimester staff and students attending campus do not need to hold a parking permit to park in a permit car park. Charges in premium and pay and display car parks are not currently in effect

Additionally, the traffic calming barrier at the rear of the Lochlann Quinn School of Business will remain open and access to vehicle entrances remain unaffected.

For your information, a number of car parks have been closed on campus:
• N1 (rear of Belfield House/old running track)
• N3 Upper Sections (Engineering)
• N5 (pay and display front of Belfield House)
• O1 (Observatory)
• O4 (rear of Lochlann Quinn School of Business)
• O8 (Roebuck Offices)
• O9 (rear of Roebuck Castle)
• W3 (P&D at rear of Sports Centre)
• W10 (Newstead)

The Belfield Post Office is temporarily closed until further notice. An Post have noted online that the alternative to Belfield Post Office is Woodbine Park Post Office. Contact number 01 269 1329. More info here.

Please contact AddressPal at addresspalsupport@anpost.ie or phone 01 705 8866 to arrange alternative delivery option if you are expecting a parcel in the next few days.

UCD Copi-Print offices will not be open for normal business until further notice.

– All self-service UCard printers remain operational, subject to building access restrictions
– For support, printing supplies (paper / toner / staples) or to report machine faults, please contact us by e-mail: students at studentprint@ucd.ie and staff at cp@ucd.ie.
– For any specialist printing or bulk please email cp.volume@ucd.ie. Copi-Print still has access to some suppliers that remain open.

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