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Information for Undergraduate Students

Daily Life

Masks and distancing are still required in Ireland. However, this policy may change closer to the start of the term after more of the Irish population is vaccinated.

Not currently. COVID testing is available on campus for those who are symptomatic, and a larger testing programme is currently being piloted for those who work in labs, called TriniScreen. Please note: you will need to receive a negative PCR test within three days of your flight to Ireland in order to be permitted in the country.

Local transportation has operated at a reduced capacity during the pandemic. Currently, it is running at 50%, with an aim to increase capacity as more of the population is vaccinated. Please note that as you will be housed on campus, and Dublin is a very walkable city, you will only need to use public transportation in special cases.

Many businesses and restaurants were closed throughout the pandemic, but Ireland is slowly increasing openings in line with more of the population becoming vaccinated. More details are available here.

Arrival Procedures

This is yet to be determined. Ireland will be announcing a country-wide policy on the procedure for students arriving from other regions to study at universities. Thus far, students who are vaccinated with approved vaccines will not be required to complete Mandatory Hotel Quarantine and instead should be able to complete 'restricted movement' for a period of days after their arrival. It is yet to be determined how many days restricted movement will last. Restricted Movement allows for outside exercise once per day with masks and is less strict than Quarantine. It is important to note that we do not yet have clarity on whether vaccinated travelers need to complete Restricted Movement at all, and if so, for how many days: https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/managing-coronavirus-at-home/if-you-live-with-someone-who-has-coronavirus.html. The CASA-Trinity Programme Director will advise as soon as the policies have been announced.

Please see section ‘What ‘fully vaccinated’ means’ for clarity on approved vaccines and timelines for being regarded as fully vaccinated: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/3b8e1-mandatory-hotel-quarantine-your-questions-answered/#exemptions-from-mandatory-hotel-quarantine.

This is yet to be determined. Ireland will be announcing a country-wide policy on the procedure for students arriving from other regions to study at universities. Thus far, students who are vaccinated with approved vaccines will not be required to complete Mandatory Hotel Quarantine and instead should be able to complete 'restricted movement' for a period of days after their arrival. It is yet to be determined how many days restricted movement will last. Restricted Movement allows for outside exercise once per day with masks and is less strict than Quarantine. It is important to note that we do not yet have clarity on whether vaccinated travelers need to complete Restricted Movement at all, and if so, for how many days: https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/managing-coronavirus-at-home/if-you-live-with-someone-who-has-coronavirus.html. The CASA-Trinity Programme Director will advise as soon as the policies have been announced.

Please see section ‘What ‘fully vaccinated’ means’ for clarity on approved vaccines and timelines for being regarded as fully vaccinated: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/3b8e1-mandatory-hotel-quarantine-your-questions-answered/#exemptions-from-mandatory-hotel-quarantine.

This is yet to be determined. Ireland will be announcing a country-wide policy on the procedure for students arriving from other regions to study at universities. Thus far, students who are vaccinated with approved vaccines will not be required to complete Mandatory Hotel Quarantine and instead should be able to complete 'restricted movement' for a period of days after their arrival. It is yet to be determined how many days restricted movement will last. Restricted Movement allows for outside exercise once per day with masks and is less strict than Quarantine. It is important to note that we do not yet have clarity on whether vaccinated travelers need to complete Restricted Movement at all, and if so, for how many days: https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/managing-coronavirus-at-home/if-you-live-with-someone-who-has-coronavirus.html. The CASA-Trinity Programme Director will advise as soon as the policies have been announced.

Please see section ‘What ‘fully vaccinated’ means’ for clarity on approved vaccines and timelines for being regarded as fully vaccinated: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/3b8e1-mandatory-hotel-quarantine-your-questions-answered/#exemptions-from-mandatory-hotel-quarantine.

This is yet to be determined. Ireland will be announcing a country-wide policy on the procedure for students arriving from other regions to study at universities. Thus far, students who are vaccinated with approved vaccines will not be required to complete Mandatory Hotel Quarantine and instead should be able to complete 'restricted movement' for a period of days after their arrival. It is yet to be determined how many days restricted movement will last. Restricted Movement allows for outside exercise once per day with masks and is less strict than Quarantine. It is important to note that we do not yet have clarity on whether vaccinated travelers need to complete Restricted Movement at all, and if so, for how many days: https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/managing-coronavirus-at-home/if-you-live-with-someone-who-has-coronavirus.html. The CASA-Trinity Programme Director will advise as soon as the policies have been announced. 

Please see section ‘What ‘fully vaccinated’ means’ for clarity on approved vaccines and timelines for being regarded as fully vaccinated: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/3b8e1-mandatory-hotel-quarantine-your-questions-answered/#exemptions-from-mandatory-hotel-quarantine.

Housing & Dining

Students of the CASA Programme at Trinity will be housed on-campus. Homestays are not offered. On-campus housing options can be found here.

On-campus housing policies on guests are not yet available, but guests were not allowed in academic year 2020-2021 due to COVID.

Academic Policies & Campus Protocols

Students will be required to attend in-person classes, if in-person teaching occurs. If students need accommdations, the Disability Office at Trinity can work 1:1 with students to find ways to accommodate individual student needs. If students miss classes for an extended period due to a health issue, they can contact the Senior Tutor who can work with the student and their academic departments and Professors at Trinity to find solutions.

Not currently. COVID testing is available on campus for those who are symptomatic, and a larger testing programme is currently being piloted for those who work in labs, called TriniScreen.

All Irish universities are planning to provide as much instruction in person as possible given the public health guidelines. We are awaiting an update from the Irish government and Trinity College Dublin on the details.

We will have more information once Trinity (and the Irish Government) announce their plans for Autumn 2021. Throughout the pandemic, life at the university has taken place mostly online, including student clubs and societies. With the rate of vaccination in the US and with the rate of vaccinations speeding up in Ireland we are hopeful that campus facilities will be open and co-curricular activities of the programme and university will both be in person.

All COVID Guidelines for the Trinity community are located at https://www.tcd.ie/about/coronavirus/.

Health & Safety On Site

All updates on COVID for the Trinity community are at https://www.tcd.ie/about/coronavirus/, and all government updates are at https://www.gov.ie/en/.