This page will be updated as new information becomes available. Please check daily. Click on any of the links below for further information or videos. See latest government advice regarding Level 5. See also GTI COVID-19 Response Plan.
Please minimise your number of close contacts as recommended by NPHET to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. If you are informed by the HSE that you are a close contact, phone your GP and arrange for a test. If you are tested and your result is negative (COVID-19 not detected) and you have no symptoms you should continue to restrict your movements (stay at home) for 14 days from the last contact with the person who had COVID-19. It can take up to 14 days for a virus to show up in your system after you have been exposed to it.
If your test is positive for COVID-19, remain in self isolation (stay in your room) as per HSE guidelines - if you have no symptoms, self-isolate for 10 days from date of test. If you had symptoms, you can stop self isolating 10 days after symptoms developed and you have had no fever for 5 days. The HSE has a helpline for general queries related to Covid-19 at 1850241850. You can contact the HSE by email on email@example.com.
Inform your Class Teacher by email that you will not be attending class onsite. You may continue with online classes. If your symptoms continue or get worse, self-isolate, phone your GP and inform your Class Teacher. Find a GP or Find a GP out-of-hours. Please adhere to all HSE guidelines and download and use the COVID Tracker App.
GTI Policies for Students attention:
- Face Covering Policy
- Code of Behaviour
- Attendance Policy
- Anti Bullying Policy
- Health and Safety Policy
- Video on GTI COVID-19 - Help Prevent the Spread
2 Metre Social Distancing must be observed and face coverings must be used in GTI by students. Please remember correct hand washing. Hand sanitisers are available and must be used frequently. For practical classes, please follow all teacher instructions regarding PPE. Protect your mental health and access support services if needed. GTI has a counselling service email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) but are not a close contact, you should self-isolate and phone your GP straightaway to get a coronavirus test. You should also self isolate while awaiting a test appointment and waiting for test results. If your test is positive, remain in self-isolation, as per HSE guidelines, you can stop self isolating 10 days after symptoms developed and you have had no fever for 5 days. If your test is negative (COVID-19 not detected), you should continue to self-isolate until you have not had any symptoms for 48 hours.
Common symptoms of coronavirus include:
- a fever (high temperature - 38 degrees Celsius or above)
- a cough - this can be any kind of cough, not just dry
- shortness of breath or breathing difficulties
- loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you have noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.
- If you have recently travelled to a country which is not on the 'Green List' then you must follow the advice here.