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Information for students arriving from overseas

Airport Welcome Service from 5th October

The International Higher Education Students – Greet and Transfer Service from Dublin Airport was operational between 24th August 2020 and 5th October 2020. For students arriving from 5th October onwards Trinity has arranged a new Airport Welcome collection service with Lynk taxis.

How the Lynk Taxi service works

Trinity will book and pay for a taxi based on the information you entered into Trinity’s Greet and Transfer form. If your information has changed please email your updates to international@tcd.ie putting ‘Update to arrival details’ in the subject line.

Your taxi driver will be waiting for you, with a sign displaying your name, in the designated meeting spot in your Terminal. To find out where this is please see the guidance document. All students should be in contact with their accommodation location prior to arrival so that they know when they will be coming and are expecting them. The full drop off points and procedures for each accommodation are detailed here.

If you have any general questions about the taxi service please email international@tcd.ie

On arrival at the airport you will also be required to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form, as is the case for all incoming passengers to Ireland.

You must wear a face covering at all times from the exit of the flight to the time of being dropped to your accommodation. Your taxi driver will also wear a face covering. It is essential that you wear a face covering during any interactions with College, Residential or any service staff. You must also comply with all social distancing requirements.

Please remember to bring a supply of face coverings, sufficient clean clothes (as an individual laundry service will not be provided during restricted movement (Trinity accommodation only), toiletries and any medication requirements for 14 days. It is also advisable to bring at least one plug/socket adaptor (3-pin). If staying on campus or Trinity Hall, please remember to pre-book your bedroom linen pack (this will include towels) unless you plan to bring these with you. Kitchen utensils can also be pre-booked. The booking from can be found on http://www.vividhomepromo.com/accommodation/assets/pdf/kitchen-bed-pack.pdf.

All the Trinity accommodation sites have Irish SIM cards available for international students who need one. If you have questions on SIM cards, please contact international@tcd.ie for further details.

Important information for your arrival in Ireland Important information for CAO offer holders arriving in Ireland Checklist of Essential Steps to complete

Pre-departure

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has created a Covid-19 Tracker App which we recommend that you download from the App Store https://covidtracker.gov.ie.

This will allow you to log any symptoms of Covid-19 each day prior to arrival in Ireland, for the 14 days of restricted moments after arrival and for your time in Ireland. The app automatically saves your symptom history and is useful for you as an individual to have that data if you experience a change in health status.

Keeping a note of your symptoms during this time period is an essential requirement. In line with national public health guidelines, we need to ensure that all travelling are free of Covid-19 symptoms for the 14 days prior to travelling. In order to do this, we are asking you to complete the following form

This form needs to be completed so that we can be alerted to any change. If you are due to travel within the next 14 days, you must certify that you have been symptom free for the period up to which you can record on a daily basis. If you are due to travel in 8 days then you must certify that you have had no symptoms for the last 6 days and record symptoms daily until departure.

Covid-19 Tracker App Mandatory Symptom Tracking Form

Accommodation and Restricted movements for 14 days after arrival

As for all people coming into Ireland from countries not on the COVID-19 Green List you will have to restrict your movement for 14 days. This means that you stay indoors in your room/apartment and avoid contact with other people.

In all accommdation types you should follow the public health guidelines

In Trinity and Trinity secured accommodation this means that:

  • You must stay in your apartment except to take brief outdoor exercise at 2m distance
  • You may not come onto Trinity’s campus until your 14 days are complete (if you are in campus accommodation you must stay in your room)
  • You may not enter any other buildings on campus or Trinity Hall during the 14 day restricted movement
  • You may not take public transport
  • You may not have visitors
  • You may not visit anyone
  • If you have access to any shared communal areas, you must only use if there is no one else using them and you must wear a face covering at all times. If you are using shared bathroom facilities you must clean the area before and after use. Cleaning material will be provided for this purpose. This applies to any other shared areas such as kitchens but as all meals are to be provided it is expected this need to use kitchen facilities will be minimal.
  • You must wear a face covering at all times when outside of your room (unless you are exempt from doing so due to health reasons). Time outside of your room should be minimal and only for exercise, to collect meals from the dining hall, if needed to go to the convenience shop, and to bring out refuse.
  • You must adhere to the College code of conduct at all times as found on http://www.vividhomepromo.com/Junior_Dean/student-discipline/.

Online Pre-Orientation Activity Programme

For International students who were in a period of restricted movement in September, Trinity put together a programme of activities, talks and workshops to help connect students to the community and to each other.

While these live virtual sessions have already happened, students joining us in October and beyond can still enjoy many of the activities by accessing recordings online. Links are available in the schedule below.

Want to join in some live events and start feeling part of college life? The Global Room are holding virtual coffee afternoons and other events throughout Term 1. Find out more on their social media here.

Monday 31st August - Friday 4th September

Monday 31st August

Time Event Location
12.00 Minding Your Mental Health (with Student Counselling) Join here
17.00 Students' Union Social and Quiz Night Join here

Tuesday 1st September

Time Event Location
11.00 An introduction to mindfulness and meditation with the College Physio Register here
14.00 Welcome from the Vice-Provost, Students' Union and Graduate Students' Union Register here
14.00 Pilates with the Sports Centre Register here or through the Trinity Sport app (find it on the App Store)
14.15 Bodyweight Bootcamp with the Sports Centre Register here or through the Trinity Sport app (find it on the App Store)
17.00 Evening Tea and Chats with a Global Room Ambassador Register here

Wednesday 2nd September

Time Event Location
11.00 Time Management/Organisation with Student Learning Development Register here
14.00 English for Academic Purposes with CELLT Register here

Thursday 3rd September

Time Event Location
11.00 Study Skills for Undergraduates with Student Learning Development Register here
14.00 How to Be a Good Flatmate Register here
14.15 Bodyweight Bootcamp with the Sports Centre Register here or through the Trinity Sport app (find it on the App Store)

Friday 4th September

Time Event Location
11.00 Introduction to College Life for Postgraduates with the PG Support Officer Register here
14.00 Academic Culture in Trinity Register here

Monday 7th - Friday 11th September

All registration links will be available from Thursday 3rd September

Monday 7th September

Time Event Location
11.00 Getting to Know the Library Register here
12.00 Minding Your Mental Health (with Student Counselling) Register here
14.00 Introduction to Irish Literature with Prof Nicholas Grene Register here
17.00 Students' Union Quiz Join here

Tuesday 8th September

Time Event Location
09.30 International Student Pre-Orientation Webinar Register here
11.00 A Student's Guide to Dublin Register here
14.00 Healthy Habits with College Health Register here
14.00 Pilates with the Sports Centre Register here or through the Trinity Sport app (find it on the App Store)
14.15 Bodyweight Bootcamp with the Sports Centre Register here or through the Trinity Sport app (find it on the App Store)
17.00 Global Room Trivia Night Register here

Wednesday 9th September

Time Event Location
11.00 Study Skills for Postgraduates with Student Learning Development Register here
14.00 English for Academic Purposes with CELLT Register here
17.00 International Student Pre-Orientation Webinar Register here
17.00 Virtual Book Club: Show Them A Good Time by Nicole Flattery Register here

Thursday 10th September

Time Event Location
11.00 Introduction to College Life for Undergraduates with the Senior Tutor Register here
12.00 Understanding Plagiarism and the Art of Referencing with the Library Register here
14.00 Beginner's Irish Class with the Irish Language Officer Register here

Friday 11th September

Time Event Location
14.00 Time Management/Organisation with Student Learning Development Register here

Monday 14th September - Friday 18th September

Registration links will be available from Friday 11 Sept

Monday 14th September

Time Event Location
11.00 Welcome from the Vice-Provost, Students' Union and Graduate Students' Union Register here
12.00 Minding Your Mental Health (with Student Counselling) Join here
17.00 Students' Union Social Join here

Tuesday 15th September

Time Event Location
09.30 International Student Pre-Orientation Webinar Watch here
11.00 An introduction to mindfulness and meditation with the College Physio Register here
14.00 Pilates with the Sports Centre Register through the Trinity Sport app (find it on the App Store)
14.15 Bodyweight Bootcamp with the Sports Centre Register through the Trinity Sport app (find it on the App Store)
17.00 Global Room Social Register here

Wednesday 16th September

Time Event Location
11.00 Time Management/Organisation with Student Learning Development Register here
14.00 English for Academic Purposes with CELLT Join here
17.00 Virtual Book Club: Normal People by Sally Rooney Register here

Thursday 17th September

Time Event Location
11.00 Study Skills for Undergraduates with Student Learning Development Register here
14.00 How to Be a Good Flatmate Register here
14.15 Bodyweight Bootcamp with the Sports Centre Register through the Trinity Sport app (find it on the App Store)
17.00 International Student Pre-Orientation Webinar Watch here

Friday 18th September

Time Event Location
11.00 Introduction to College Life for Postgraduates with the PG Support Officer Register here
Watch anytime A History of Trinity Click here
14.00 Academic Culture in Trinity Register here
17.00 Cancelled: The Hist Debate: This House believes more learning takes place outside the classroom than in it

Monday 21st - Friday 25th September

Monday 21st September

Time Event Location
12.00 Minding Your Mental Health (with Student Counselling) Join here
14.00 Introduction to Irish Literature with Prof Nicholas Grene Watch here

Tuesday 22nd September

Time Event Location
11.00 A Student's Guide to Dublin Register here
14.00 Healthy Habits with College Health Register here

Wednesday 23rd September

Time Event Location
14.00 English for Academic Purposes with CELLT Join here
17.00 Virtual Book Club: Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan Register here

Thursday 24th September

Time Event Location
11.00 Introduction to College Life for Undergraduates with the Senior Tutor Register here
14.00 Beginner's Irish Class with the Irish Language Officer Register here

Friday 25th September

Time Event Location
14.00 Time Management/Organisation with Student Learning Development Register here
17.00 Games Night with DU Gaming Society Join here

Additional College Supports and Services

All of our student services and supports are still open, and they have lots more resources and supports for academic studies, health and wellbeing, student life and practical information. You can explore our Covid-19 Student Support page below

All undergraduate students are allocated a Tutor when starting College. Your tutor is a voluntary academic staff member who looks after the general welfare of students under his/her care. You will be allocated a tutor once you have completed your registration. You can contact your Tutor about anything, academic or personal, and they can advise you or if needed refer you to the appropriate person. If you have any problems in contacting your tutor please contact the Senior Tutor’s office on stosec@tcd.ie

If you would like to check out other exciting things and virtually meet fellow students, you can contact the Students' Unions as follows and they will help you connect. For Undergraduate Students it's the Students' Union Email president@tcdsu.org and for postgraduates it's The Graduate Students' Union Email: president@tcdgsu.ie.

Trinity will be providing international students who need one with a SIM card – please contact international@tcd.ie for further details.

Covid-19 Student Supports

What other activities can you do online?

Health and Safety

All of these plans are being put in place to ensure the health and safety of our college community. Once you have registered and within the first week, you will be invited to take a COVID-19 awareness module. Details will be provided to you on arrival. You are encouraged to use the HSE Covid Tracker every day. A staff and student HSE testing service for symptomatic people will be set up on campus in time for the start of term, so any student with symptoms will be able to access testing on site. Prior to then, our Health centre will arrange testing outside of campus.

If you become unwell at any stage you must contact College Health immediately and stay in your room. . Once you have contacted College Health, you must notify your place of accommodation without delay. Trinity Hall - phone 01-8968024 /Main campus - email student.residences@tcd.ie. If you are in other Trinity approved accommodation for the 14 days please contact the College Health Centre on 01-8968555.

You must notify a member of staff immediately if one of your close contacts at home is diagnosed with COVID-19, at any stage. You must not leave your room until a member of the Accommodation Office has made contact with you and advised you further.

You will need to self-isolate:

  • If you have symptoms of coronavirus (including notifying through the symptom tracker)
  • While you wait for a test appointment and the test results (if you are being tested as a close contact of a confirmed case and don’t have symptoms you need to continue to restrict your movements)
  • If you have a positive test for Covid-19

Self – isolation means staying indoors and completely avoiding contact with other people.

If you have any questions or would like any clarification on the points outlined on this site, please contact international@tcd.ie. Please also read the privacy statement available http://www.vividhomepromo.com/globalrelations/privacy/.

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