Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Get advice about COVID-19, including symptoms, testing, vaccination and what to do if you have COVID-19 here

Update: June 2022

Transitional Protocol: Good Practice Guidance for Continuing to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 (

  1. ATU Sligo COVID response plan was updated in March 22 to reflect the transitional protocol
  2. maintaining policies and procedures for prompt identification and isolation of staff and students who may have symptoms and should not attend campus with any symptoms                                                                     
  3. maintain Covid-19 infection prevention and control measures
  • Hand Hygiene is encouraged and on-campus facilities provided
  • Persons on campus should respect other people’s personal space and physical distance where possible
  • CO2 monitors will remain in place until the end of the calendar year and the situation then reviewed.
  1. fully returned to pre-pandemic on-campus teaching activities unless there is evidence of a covid-related reason why this cannot happen  
  2. ATU Sligo COVID Response Team continues to meet monthly and in consultation with the Lead Worker Reps; ATU team is meeting regularly as a steering meeting
  3. Maintaining covid-related signage will depend on developments over the summer
  4. There will be an overarching ATU policy statement which will reference the three individual college Covid Response Plans; will be updated locally in advance of Sept.

Update: October 2022

  • If you have any cold/flu-like symptoms – runny nose, sore throat, headache, temperatures, then stay home, don’t go to work, don’t go to college, don’t go out socialising or invite other people into your home. 
  • If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, self-isolate (stay in your room) and get a free COVID-19 test. If you are waiting on the results of a COVID-19 test you should be isolating. Do not go to college. 
  • If symptomatic you should stay at home and have a COVID-19 test even though you are vaccinated, as in some cases could still get COVID-19 and transmit it to others.
  • You can return to your normal activities when you have had a negative PCR test and it is 48 hours since your symptoms have resolved. This includes going to work or college. 
  • If you have had a COVID-19 “positive” or “detected” result, follow the advice from the HSE Contact Tracing Team in relation to return to college date. You will need to self-isolate for 10 full days from when the symptoms of COVID-19 started, with no fever for the last 5 days. 
  • If you are COVID-19 “positive” please contact the Student Health Centre for advice and information on the supports available to you. 

·  If you are a Household close contact of someone who tests positive for COVID – 19, you will need to restrict your movements (stay at home) until you have 3 negative antigen test results within 5 days of taking the first antigen test. How to get your free test here