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Update from College Secretary to staff and students

16 April 2021

Dear colleagues and students

With all school classrooms and some construction re-opening this week, there was further good news on case numbers also. Yesterday the Tánaiste said that the Government is on track to ease restrictions on 4 May which is positive news. Mr Varadkar said all decisions are based on four elements: the vaccines, the variants, virus case numbers, and how hospitals are coping. At the end of April, the Government intends to develop a plan for June and July, which will depend on these four deciding factors.

Student study spaces and breakout spaces 

In the run up to assessments, additional bookable study spaces for all students are now available in the lobby of the Trinity Business School (Monday- Friday, 9am–6pm) and the Marquee in New Square (Monday-Friday, 9am-10pm).  The JCR at Goldsmith Hall has been reopened for student breakout spaces and the Dining Hall is closed during renovations.

 

Spaces (Capacity at 2m Social Distance)

Library

Supervised by Library

staff + Library stewards

 

 

BLU

Library booking system. 1hr. 45mins. slots.

 Can book multiple slots but not consecutive slots in the same floor/space

 


Hamilton Library

John Stearne Medical Library

Book here


Open 1pm-5pm, Mon-Fri

 

  • Berkeley 1 (50)
  • Berkeley 2 (50)
  • Berkeley Basement (6)
  • Lecky Lower (50)
  • Lecky Upper (50)
  • ATIC (8)

Open 1pm-5pm, Mon-Fri

Open 12pm-4pm, Mon-Fri

Library
Supervised by GSU stewards

Kinsella & 1937 Reading Room

Library booking system. 1hr. 45mins. slots.

Can book multiple slots but not consecutive slots in the floor/area

Book here

Open 8am-10pm, 7 days a week.

  • Kinsella 1 (26)
  • Kinsella 2 (31)
  • Kinsella 3 (34)
  • 1937 Reading Room (52) Postgraduates Only

Student Study Spaces

Supervised by GSU

 

Take an online class,online tutor meeting, online counselling or study

 

 

Eventbrite bookings – 1 hr slots.

 

 

Can book a maximum of two consecutive slots with maximum stay 1hr. 45mins.

 

Walk-ins welcome on a space available basis.

Book here

Open 9am–10pm, 7 days a week

  • Exam Hall (25)
  • Former Bank, Hamilton Building (25)

Open 9am–10pm, Mon-Fri

  • Marquee in New Square (25)

Open 9am-6pm, Mon-Fri

  • Trinity Business School lobby (25)
  • St James's Hospital Main Building (Rooms 1.53 & 1.54)

 

Computer Rooms

Supervised by GSU

 

Access computers, specialist software, do assignments

Eventbrite bookings – 1 hr slots.

Can book a maximum of two consecutive slots with maximum stay 1hr. 45mins.

Walk-ins welcome on a space available basis.

Book here

Open 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri

  • Arts Building

Beckett 1: PC (16)
Beckett 2: iMac (18)

  • TBSI

PAC Laboratory

Student Breakout Spaces

Supervised by SU

 

Keep warm, eat your food

Microsoft Bookings – 1 hr slots.

Can book a maximum of two consecutive 1hr slots but space cleared at 10mins to every hour.

   Book here

Open 9am-6pm, Mon-Fri

  • Regent House (25)
  • Marquee in New Square (25)
  • TBSI Knowledge Exchange (25)
  • TBSI Zón Mac Léinn (10)
  • JCR at Goldsmith Hall (25)
  • JCR, St James’s Hospital, Old Stone Building (25)

The Kinsella Library 1937 Reading Room study spaces are overseen by the GSU and the student breakout spaces by the SU. Thank you to the GSU President, Gisèle Scanlon and SU President, Eoin Hand and their teams for organising these spaces and all the stewards for their ongoing careful management of the spaces.

TriniScreen pilot - screening for people without symptoms

I’d like to remind you that the TriniScreen pilot of free weekly screening tests on a voluntary basis is available to residents in Trinity Hall and on campus. Key groups of staff such as College Health, Day Nursery, Estates and Facilities and others can also avail of this screening and have been contacted directly. Triniscreen will be rolled out to staff and students in TBSI going into labs and practicals in the near future. Triniscreen involves testing self-collected saliva samples for COVID-19. Anybody who tests positive will be informed of the result by College Health who will arrange a consultation with a College Health GP to decide on further action.

Stay safe. Stay well. Bígí slán agus sábháilte.

Kind regards,

John Coman, Secretary to the College
Seán Ó Comáin, Rúnaí an Choláiste