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Testing Positive for COVID-19

The Dept of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER)  have continued to prepare guidance to assist employees and management in the Civil and Public Service in dealing with positive COVID-19 test results. These arrangements will continue to apply for the duration of the HSE recommended 'stay at home period' following a positive COVID-19 test result.  The latest DPER guidance issued on 08 May 2023 can be found HERE.  Such guidance applies to employees of Trinity College.

The HSE sets out the latest guidance following a positive COVID-19 test result at this link.

Information for both Trinity Employees and Managers will continue to be available in the form of a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) format on the HR Website.

  • If you have tested positive for COVID-19, you can pass on the virus to other people. The latest HSE Special Leave with Pay will continue for the duration of the 'stay at home' period only (whatever duration is in place at the time of the absence), currently five (5) calendar days.  In order to avail of special leave with pay evidence of a positive test result is required along with a completed COVID-19 Self-Declaration Form.  Special leave with pay for COVID-19 does not apply in any other scenario.
  • Any periods of COVID-19 related illness which extend beyond the stated stay at home period (currently five (5) 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.

August 2023