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Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update

THEA publishes Principles & Guidelines for Institutes of Technology for 2020/21 programmes in the context of COVID-19

Link to Statement to Students from THEA institutions

Link to Statement of the Presidents of Institutes of Technology on Equity of Assessment during Covid 19 Pandemic

Important update from Quality and Qualification Ireland (QQI)

QQI is an independent State agency responsible for promoting quality and accountability in education and training services in Ireland. QQI is following the advice of the public health and education authorities in relation to the crisis and we are putting in place measures to ensure continuity of service to our stakeholders. 

QQI is working with partners (including THEA) across the education and training sector to support and provide leadership for FET and HE providers in their efforts to maintain the integrity, quality and standards of the Irish education and training system, at this time of unprecedented challenge.

Key goals are to assure learners that the quality of the qualification they receive in 2020 will be maintained and to provide clarity in relation to guidance concerning alternative arrangements for teaching, learning and especially assessment for the remainder of the academic year 2019/20

Click here to access QQI resources for education and training providers

Link to Statement from Tertiary Education Providers 26 March

Link to THEA Statement of Academic Continuity 24 March 2020

Link to Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

For Twitter feeds from each of the Institutes of Technology, subscribe to our Twitter List here:

Link to Ireland’s National Action Plan in response to COVID-19

Advice for International Students

Higher Education Authority and The Department of Education and Skills advises Erasmus+ students and staff studying and working abroad to return home 

Link to Department of Foreign Affairs travel advice for students abroad

Links to Department of Health guidelines, posters and collateral around Covid-19 and social behaviours

Link to COVID-19 posters and guidance material for social media platforms

Link to latest (19 March) posters regarding social distrancing from Department of Health

Link to COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment. Students who have lost employement can also apply:

The Department of Health has developed social distancing graphics to help you maintain distance in your premises
Download them here

Link to Social Distrancing outside poster from Department of health

Link to public information screen poster .jpg

Link to A3 Public Information Poster (English)

Link to A3 Public Information Poster (Irish)

Link to Funders’ Joint Statement on COVID-19, IRC, HRB and SFI

Presidents of Irish Universities and Institutes of Technology contact up to 250,000 students to reinforce the critical importance of social distancing.

The Presidents of all of Ireland’s Universities and Institutes of Technology have today (Monday March 16th) issued a plea to every student to fully follow set guidelines on social distancing to protect themselves from infection and to slow down the spread of Covid 19 in order to protect others.

The Presidents have issued a joint letter which is being emailed to up to 250,000 students today to recognise the seriousness of the public health challenge and to act responsibly in the weeks and months ahead.

The content of the joint letter can be read here: 

Covid-19 updates in Institutes of Technology

For updates from each of the institutes of Technology please visit each institution's Covid-19 update pages:






IT Carlow: https://www.itcarlow.ie/student-life/student-services/health-centre/coronavirus.htm

IT Sligo: https://www.itsligo.ie/covid-19/

IT Tralee: www.ittralee.ie/coronavirus




For updates and advice from the Union of Students in Ireland  please visit: 

USI: http://usi.ie/covid/



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