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A plan for the return of laboratory-based research in the School of Genetics and Microbiology during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Purpose of this Document: This document sets out the return to work protocol post COVID- 19 Shutdown for the School of Genetics and Microbiology. The goal is the safe resumption of lab-based research activity within the School that protects the health and safety of individual research staff and the wider community.

Return to workplace Committee. This committee was chaired by Prof. Adrian Bracken who had overall responsibility for drafting the return to workplace plan. The committee was composed of the Head of School (Prof. Dan Bradley), Director of Research (Prof. Adrian Bracken), Head of Microbiology Department (Prof. Alastair Fleming), Head of Genetics Department (Prof. Aoife McLysaght), Chief Technician for Microbiology (Gerry Dowd), Chief Technician for Genetics (Brenda Campbell), Health and Safety Officer for Genetics (Prof. Tony Kavanagh), Health and Safety Officer for Microbiology (David Byrne), as well as Prof. Sinéad Corr. The plan was reviewed by all PIs/lab heads in the School, before being signed by Head of School, Prof. Dan Bradley. It was then reviewed by Estates & Facilities and Health & Safety before being signed off by Dean of Research, Prof. Linda Doyle.

Please click here for more details on the plan for the return of laboratory-based research in the School of Genetics and Microbiology during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Return to Work Questionnaire

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the college, all staff, including post graduate students must complete this form before returning to work for the first time and then must be completed again by Trinity staff and postgraduate students after any annual leave or absence of 1 week or greater. If you answer Yes to any questions, please DO NOT come onto campus and contact your Line Manager. Personal data captured by this form will be processed in accordance with data protection legislation, used for the specified purposes only and deleted in accordance with government guidelines. If you require further information on the intended processing of your personal data please contact Katharine Murray, Head of Safety, Estates and Facilities at or John Eustace, Data Protection Officer at For further information please visit

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Return to Work Protocol & Return to Work Questionnaire