COVID-19 Information

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.  

RESTRICTED MOVEMENTS INFO & ADVICE

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

SELF-ISOLATION INFO & ADVICE

RECENTLY RETURNED TO IRELAND (from South Africa / Brazil / Any ‘Category 2’ countries https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/b4020-travelling-to-ireland-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/#what-to-do-if-you-travel-to-ireland-from-high-risk-category-2-countries) - If you have arrived in Ireland from South Africa, Brazil or any ‘Category 2’ country, you must strictly SELF-ISOLATE for at least 14 days from the date of your arrival (see link above this paragraph). Also, even if you don’t have any symptoms, you should contact the Student Health Unit on Day 5 after your arrival (via the screening form below), so that we can arrange an appointment for you to have a special COVID-19 screening test. In the event that your result from this test returns as ‘Not Detected’, you must still complete a full 14 days of SELF-ISOLATION. If at any stage during your 14 days 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 contact us to arrange a test. You can request your Day 5 or symptomatic test here: Screening Form

RECENTLY RETURNED TO IRELAND (from anywhere else)? -If you have arrived in Ireland from any country that is NOT South Africa, Brazil or one of the ‘Category 2’ countries, you must RESTRICT MOVEMENTS for at least 14 days from the date of your arrival (see link beneath the first paragraph on this page). You are permitted to cease restricting your movements if you return a ‘Not Detected’ result from a COVID-19 test taken on Day 5 of after, from the date of your arrival in Ireland. This test is not provided by the HSE, and should you wish to pursue it you will need to access it privately yourself, from any of the private test providers listed at the bottom of this page. If, however, at any stage during your 14 days 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 contact us to arrange a test (see ‘COVID-19 RELATED SYMPTOMS’ paragraph above).

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 for Covid testing to the NUIG test centre.   

Covid testing for a travel certificate is done privately at a cost at the following clinics. 

Tropical Medical Bureau at www.tmb.ie - €180 

Galway GP Primary care www.galwaygpprimarycare.ie   - €160

company CLS https://cls.ie/ €180 

Randox.ie – www.randox.ie  in the Clayton Hotel €99 

 

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