Welcome Back

COVID Protocols - Return to Campus


Welcome Back

We are very excited to welcome our English students back to IBAT for face-to-face classes on the 26th October.

Welcome Back

COVID Protocols - Return to Campus

Wearing of face masks required in common areas or when social distances of 1 metre or less can not be practised

Classroom areas
  • During the lessons, unnecessary contact between students or between students and staff should be avoided.
  • Students should not arrive more than 15 minutes before or after the scheduled start of their class as they are not allowed to enter the building.
  • No shared resources are available in classrooms.
  • Students are required to bring their own writing materials and notebooks.
Common areas
  • The canteen will be open but capacity is restricted as social distancing measures still in place.  Students can eat lunch in their classroom to minimise contact with other classes.
  • We recommend students bring food and water for break time and not leave at break time.
  • Our computer labs are available for use, but at a reduced capacity in line with social distancing protocols. We recommend students bring their own mobile or other electronic devices for personal use, if needed.
  • Your library will be open but at a reduced capacity in line with social distancing protocols. However, staff can assist students with borrowing resources that you can use at home.
Reception areas
  • Any staff member or student exhibiting signs or symptoms of COVID-19 will be refused entry or requested to go to the isolation room.
  • An isolation room is available for any student or staff feeling unwell during the day until they can leave the school.
  • Frequently touched surfaces such as door handles, light switches, reception desks are cleaned regularly throughout the day.
  • Protective screen barriers are fitted in the reception area to protect staff and students. Please avoid approaching staff members through the gaps between barriers.
  • We encourage students to contact us via the Helpdesk – 24/7 ticketing service to manage  queries https://my.ibat.ie/helpdesk/public/auth/login
  • Visible signage regarding cough etiquette, maintaining an adequate physical distance and appropriate hand washing techniques are posted in common areas for everyone to see.
  • Do not crowd in common areas particularly on arrival and departure.

Useful Information

We have also compiled additoinal information and resources below that we hope will be useful.

This situation is ever-changing but we will endeavour to update the sector as things develop.  As ever, please refer to the official sources for information and treat with caution any information you see on social media. 

Government Updates: 

HSE Coronavirus Overview 

Department of Education and Skills 

Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation

Immigration and Visa Arrangements

Travel Advice and Restrictions