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Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Update

*Cliceáil anseo chun an leathanach seo a léamh i nGaeilge*

Please check your e-mail at least once a day for updates regarding the current Covid-19 pandemic.

Public Health Measures


  1. The symptoms of Covid-19 are
    1. A cough
    2. Shortness of breath
    3. Breathing difficulties
    4. Fever (temperature higher than 38C or 100.4F)
    5. Loss or change to your sense of taste or smell


  1. If you have symptoms that are similar to those of Covid-19, please take the following steps:
    1. Stay away from all classes and social areas in the Institute
    2. Self-isolation and restricted movements (https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/self-isolation-and-limited-social-interaction.html).

      You can watch the latest self-isolation and restricted movements ad here. We would be grateful for help in sharing this important information.


      • Isolation quick guide: applying to those aged greater than 3 months and up to 13th birthday

           You can find the guide here.

      • Isolation quick guide: adults and children from their 13th birthday

           You can find the guide here.

    3. Contact the HSE by phone for advice on 1850 24 1850
    4. Inform MIE of your situation by e-mail (registrars@mie.ie) or by phone (01 853 5133)
    5. If you decide to self-isolate or are advised by the HSE to be in quarantine, please note that such instances will count as mitigating circumstances for attendance purposes, provided you have contacted the Institute and the Registrar’s Office is informed
    6. Phone your local GP or Fairview Medical Centre (01 833 9856) if you may have been in contact with a person who has Covid-19

For all the information on returning to campus, please click here.


  1. Use good hygiene practices as recommended by the Health Services Executive (HSE): https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/protect-yourself.html
    1. Wash your hands, including thumbs, properly and often
    2. When you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve
    3. Put used tissues into a covered bin
    4. Reduce handshaking or hugging, especially with someone who has symptoms similar to those listed above.


  1. The Institute is reviewing the situation on a daily basis and will communicate with you through e-mail with updates. Please check your e-mail at least once each day.


  1. In the event that MIE has concerns about a Covid-19 case, the Institute will endeavour to communicate with you in three ways:
  • (i) By e-mail
  • (ii) Through the MIE website
  • (iii) By text message to the number we have on record for you. Now is a good time to check on MAESTRO that the mobile phone number we have for you is correct. If not, you can edit this yourself on MAESTRO.

If you have any questions about this, please contact:

The Registrar’s Office either by phone (01 853 5133) or by e-mail: registrars@mie.ie


You can find out more about Covid-19 here: www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus


The Department of Further and Higher Education, Research Innovation and Science has provided information tor third level students: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/bcd91-a-safe-return-to-on-site-further-and-higher-education-and-research/


In relation to all travel, staff and students should follow advice given by the Department of Foreign Affairs: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/coronavirus/


We are monitoring the situation and will update the MIE community as necessary.  The health and well-being of our staff and students is paramount.

Further information:

You can keep up to date with latest news via the Health Protection Surveillance Centre website, particularly their FAQ section: https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/coronavirus/novelcoronavirus/

Advice from the Department of Foreign Affairs: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/coronavirus/

Advice from Trinity: https://www.tcd.ie/about/coronavirus/ 

Advice from the DES: https://www.education.ie/en/The-Department/Announcements/information-for-schools-preschools-and-third-level-institutions-on-the-coronavirus.html