Staff Updates

This is a difficult time for all of the IADT community as we adhere to the official guidelines from the HSE and other Government Departments.

Given the volume of emails and other communications you are receiving this page is available to provide you with current HSE, Institute, Sectoral updates and provide you with an easily accessible list of supports and resources.

It is important we support each other and negotiate these challenges together. Stay safe and positive.

25.05.2020

Please see Guidance and FAQs for Public Service Employers during COVID-19 updated to the 22nd May for all staff.

18.05.2020

In accordance with Phase 1 of the National Plan for Reopening Society and Businesses, IADT along with all schools, pre-schools and further and higher education settings will begin a phased re-opening of campus from today May 18th. This is a controlled return towards reopening our campus. For the majority of staff and all students, the campus will remain closed until at least 8th June 2020 when the next Phase and easing of restrictions commences. 

During Phase 1 and in order to prepare for a safe opening of the Institute, the Estates and Facilitates Team will be working on campus Monday to Friday each week. During this period some of the buildings will be open to staff who have been given prior approval, by their Manager/HOD. The hours of opening are 10am to 4pm each day. Prior to seeking access during this period please refer to pre-opening communications you received from the HRM and follow the guidance provided.

It is essential that all staff seeking access to campus complete and submit this Form at least 3 Days prior to returning to work and campus.

The HSE have been asking healthcare professionals from all disciplines who are not already working in the public health service to register to be on call for Ireland. They are creating extra hospital and care beds and need extra hands to provide the care that’s needed to meet the challenges ahead. IADT Staff can also help through volunteering.

Please find below useful links to information about volunteering:

We will continue to update IADT's COVID-19 webpage and advice is available on the HSE website which can be accessed via www.hse.ie or via the HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre www.hpsc.ie

Confidential supports and resources are available through our Employee Assistance Programme. The service is free of charge to all our staff and their families.  

EAP provides a wide range of supports with trained specialists able to give you practical information. Staff also have the opportunity to access additional professional supports if required. 

The Freephone number is 1800 995 955 or email eap@vhics.ie.