Griffith College’s key update
Updated: 23 February, 16:43
On Tuesday 22nd of February, the Government agreed to end almost all remaining Covid health restrictions from next Monday. The main change to us in Griffith College is that mask-wearing in all education settings will be voluntary from Monday 28th of February.
However as we are still experiencing Covid-19 outbreaks on campus, until numbers reduce further, we would encourage learners and staff and anyone considered high risk to continue to wear masks indoors.
Please see the protective measures that will remain in place for the duration of this semester:
- Staff and learners are encouraged to wear masks while indoors, however no legal basis exists for the same.
- We plan to maintain reduced capacity in teaching rooms, where possible.
- Sanitisers throughout buildings as well as CO2 monitors will be maintained.
- Antigen tests are available free of charge for learners, these can be obtained from the SU or at the main reception as well as a number of other points on the campus.
- For people who have confirmed Covid infection through a positive antigen or PCR test, the rules stay the same, they must isolate and stay at home for 10 days.
- However, if you are a close contact, unless you have symptoms, there will no longer be requirements to isolate or restrict your movements as of Monday 28th of February.
- Please remember that if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 then stay at home.
We thank you for your understanding while Covid health restrictions are changing.
Antigen tests and face masks
Griffith College, through the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, is providing free antigen tests to each student. These tests will be available from the Students’ Union and other locations throughout the campus. In addition, facemasks are available at entry points to the College buildings.
Read more about this here.
Overall Plans for 2021/22
The college’s overall plans for all campuses for semester two of the 2021/22 academic year are as follows:
- Classes and tutorials will be delivered on a face-to-face basis, on-campus
- Learners will be expected to attend on-campus classes in person.
- Where appropriate, on-campus teaching will be supplemented and enhanced with certain online educational activities and resources.
- In general, it will not be possible for learners to complete their programmes on an online basis only.
- The College’s on-campus resources, such as the library, canteen, students’ union, learning support, counselling, will be fully available to support learners.
- Learners who cannot attend in person for health reasons are asked to contact their Programme Director.
Prior to semester two commencement, faculties and programme teams will issue further information to their learners providing detailed information on the delivery and assessment schedule for the programmes’ modules.
Please note that these plans are entirely dependent on Public Health advice and may change in the light of the prevailing Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science instructions.