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All Irish higher education institutions (HEIs) – including Carlow College – will return to on-campus learning in September.

You can find out about Carlow College’s specific ‘Return to Campus’ plans in September here.

Irish HEIs have come together to develop Covid-19 guidelines for all international students arriving to Ireland for the academic year 2021/22.

HEIs will manage the safe arrival of all international students into Ireland for this academic year, prioritising the health and safety of all students, staff and the wider community.

All the latest information, updates and FAQs for international students travelling to Ireland for the purposes of study can be found here.



Our priority is ensuring we have a safe campus environment for all our staff, students and visitors.

Where at all possible College business and meetings should be conducted online to reduce the number of contacts / visitors having a need to call to the College.

When a visit is necessary, a questionnaire will need to be completed and the visitor /contractor will have to enter COVID-19 details. Reception will oversee the process and confirm the visitor / contractor can be admitted subject to no issues arising upon the completion of the questionnaire. The questionnaires will be retained by Martina Touhy, Lead Worker Representative, and will be destroyed after one month.

Reception will keep a record of all deliveries to the College. This information will be destroyed after one month.

Contact details of visitors, contractors and delivery agent may require to be shared with the HSE for contact tracing purposes.

One-way system in place for entry and exist to main College building:

  • Entry is only via the front College door (blue door)
  • Exit is only permitted via the side door (adjacent to library)


If you are feeling unwell, or if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, or if you have been advised that you should self-isolate – you must not enter the College campus.

All visitors are required to comply with College COVID-19 health and safety requirements, which include:

  • Maintain a 2m social distance, where feasible
  • Wearing a face covering in all indoor public spaces on campus
  • Maintain good personal hygiene at all times, including:
    • Regular hand washing / disinfection
    • Respiratory etiquette by covering mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing
    • Avoid crowded areas and keep your contacts to a minimum when out and about on or off campus
  • Know the symptoms of COVID-19:
    • a fever
    • a cough (this can be any kind of cough, not just dry)
    • shortness of breath or breathing difficulties
    • loss or change of your sense of smell or taste
    • flu like symptoms
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