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COVID-19 Recovery Period

Everything that has been managed and achieved during the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions has involved an unprecedented collaboration and cooperation across the entire civil and public service, operating to provide a single integrated response. This too is true for Trinity College.

The Dept of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER)  have continued to prepare guidance to assist employees and management in the Civil and Public Service to understand the process, rules and expectations associated with work arrangements during the COVID-19 recovery period across the public service.  These arrangements will continue to apply during the time that COVID-19 pandemic restrictions remain in place. Such guidance applies to employees of Trinity College. The latest DPER guidance issued on 27th May 2022 can be found here.

As we work through the COVID recovery period and in accordance with HSE and DPER guidance we have reviewed our COVID procedures and information webpages. As a result, both the Procedure for Leave and Working Arrangements during COVID-19 Outbreak and the Working From Home During COVID19 Procedures  have now been stood down.  Any necessary information for both Employees and Managers will continue to be available in the form of a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) format.  

Please note important change: From 01 July 2022, if you cannot discharge your duties from home or are too unwell to do so, special leave with pay will continue for the duration of the stated self-isolation period only (whatever duration is in place at the time of the absence), currently seven calendar days. In order to avail of special leave with pay evidence is required in the form of a PCR test result or antigen test result registered on the HSE portal along with a completed COVID-19 Self-Declaration Form.

Any periods of COVID-19 related illness which extend beyond the stated self-isolation period (currently 7 calendar days) will be treated as ordinary sick leave in accordance with the Sick Leave Policy with requirements such as medical certification, illness benefit application applying and may include a referral to occupational health.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) providing further guidance for Trinity Employees and Managers can be found here.  

June 2022