COVID-19 Information

MOP UP/POP UP VACCINE CLINIC - NUI Galway will be one of nine third level locations across the State which will host pop up vaccination centres. Starting on 28th September, 2021, the Walk-In clinic will operate from 9am-5pm Tuesday - Thursday. The clinics will provide the Pfizer vaccine as first or second doses and can be given if your 1st dose was a different vaccine.  It will be based in a unit in the middle of the Concourse and will be signposted. 

CLOSE CONTACT WITH A POSITIVE CASE - If you have been in contact with a confirmed positive case of COVID-19, even if you don’t have any symptoms, you must RESTRICT MOVEMENTS until you obtain a ‘Not Detected’ result from a ‘Day 10 Test’ organised by Public Health OR, if for some reason you aren’t tested, for 17 days (if you live in the same house/apartment as that person) OR for 14 days (if you do not live with them). Public Health Contact Tracing will contact the positive person to get details of all of their close contacts and will subsequently contact you by phonecall or text message with an appointment to get tested. Please be patient with this service and allow 2-3 days to hear from them. An early test is not important if you don’t have any symptoms, and it is more likely to be ‘false negative’, but RESTRICTING MOVEMENTS is vital! See link just under this paragraph. If, however, you develop any symptoms, then please see the paragraph further below.  


COVID RELATED SYMPTOMS -If you are experiencing possible COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, breathing problems, change to taste/smell, sore throat, runny nose, ‘aches/pains’, etc.), firstly you must immediately SELF-ISOLATE (see link below this paragraph), then please complete the following form and the doctor will contact you to assess your symptoms and arrange your test appointment.  Please be patient with us, as we are currently experiencing a large volume of COVID-19 related queries.  Screening Form


RECENTLY RETURNED TO IRELAND (from any country not requiring mandatory hotel quarantine)? - If you have arrived in Ireland from any country that is not designated as requiring mandatory hotel quarantine, you must still RESTRICT MOVEMENTS for at least 14 days from the date of your arrival (see link beneath the first paragraph on this page). You are however permitted to cease restricting your movements if you return a ‘Not Detected’ result from a COVID-19 swab test taken on or after ‘Day 5’ from the date of your arrival in Ireland. This test is now accessible free-of-charge from the HSE. If at any stage during your period of restricted movements or after, you develop any possible COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, breathing problems, change to taste/smell, sore throat, runny nose, ‘aches/pains’, etc.), then please also contact us to arrange a test. You can request either your ‘Day 5’ or ‘symptomatic’ test here: Screening Form

If you are referred for a covid test in NUI Galway Test Centre, the Eircode is H91 TF1P

Covid-19 Travel Clearance Certificate - The Student Health Unit only refer students who are unwell/symptomatic or who require ‘Day 5’ testing (post-travel into Ireland), for COVID-19 testing.  Please see Covid Travel Advice for current goverment guidelines.

Private COVID-19 testing for a travel certificate related to travel out of Ireland is done privately at your own cost via any of the following clinics; 

Tropical Medical Bureau at - €130 

Galway GP Primary care   - €160

company CLS €180 –  in the Clayton Hotel €89 


For urgent queries, please see our contact details on our homepage.