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Update from College Secretary and Director, College Health Service

7 May 2021

Dear students and colleagues

Last Friday, the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris T.D. announced that in June he will publish a plan for an enhanced campus experience for third level students for the next academic year starting in September. It will include a significant increase in on-site activity. This is a positive development and a working group with higher education institution representatives is meeting weekly to develop this plan for reopening.

Trinity Sports getting back on track

From next Monday 10 May, with the easing of Government restrictions, the following sporting activities can take place:

  • Main campus - College Park pitches, the running track (College Park) and the fitness trail can open for individuals and adult training in pods of a maximum of 15 people, along with the tennis courts at Botany Bay. This use is restricted to staff and students only for the moment.
  • Islandbridge - rowing at Islandbridge is permitted to return as approved by Rowing Ireland. This will include the student rowing clubs.
  • Santry Sports Grounds and Iveagh Sports Grounds - Adult training in pods of a maximum of 15 people can resume. These groups will most likely include student clubs and some external groups who are regular users.

Trinity Sport continues to provide online supports for the wider College community including free online workouts via its social media channels, access to over 30 live online fitness classes via Trinity Sport+ and 2k, 3k, 5k and 10k walking and running guides around the main campus and Trinity Halls. Please see here for more information.

Library and student spaces

Below is a table of the Library, online class/study spaces and student breakout spaces that will be bookable throughout the assessment period, from 10 May.

 

Spaces (capacity at 2m social distance)

Library

Supervised by Library
staff + Library stewards

Berkeley/Lecky/ Ussher Libraries (BLU)

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

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

 

 

Book here

Open 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri

Library

Supervised by GSU stewards

Library spaces with extended opening hours

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

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

Book here

Kinsella Hall: open 9am-10pm, Mon-Fri; 8am-10pm, weekends.

  • Kinsella 1 (26)
  • Kinsella 2 (31)
  • Kinsella 3 (34)

 

1937 Postgraduate Reading Room (52): 8am-10pm, seven days a week

Library

Joint Research Collections (Manuscripts & Archives and Early Printed Books) Reading Room in Old Library

More details

Two days per week on Tuesday and Thursday by appointment, between 10.30am-12.15pm and 1.15pm – 3pm (3)

Student Study Spaces

Supervised by GSU stewards

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

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

Open 9am–10pm, Mon-Fri

  • Marquee in New Square (nearest Rubrics) (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 stewards

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 stewards

Keep warm, eat your food

Microsoft Bookings – 1 hr slots.

 

Can book a maximum of two consecutive 1hr slots but space cleared at 15 mins to every hour.

Book here

Open 9am-6pm, Mon-Fri

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

Hold firm

Even with the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccination programme, please continue to wear face coverings, maintain physical distance, and adhere to health and safety standards. It’s up to all of us to protect each other and our college community. Thank you for your continuing support in this regard.

For those of you about to start your assessments next week, we would like to wish you the very best.

Stay safe. Stay well. Bígí slán agus sábháilte.

Kind regards,

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

Dr David McGrath, Director, College Health Service
An Dr Daithi Mac Craith, Stiúrthóir, Seirbhís Sláinte an Choláiste