Trinity health service suspends walk-in services

Booked appointments will continue as normal

Trinity’s on-campus health service has taken the decision to suspend all walk-in services due to the coronavirus.

In an announcement this afternoon the health service said that while all walk-in services have been suspended, booked appointments would continue as normal.

They added, however, that “anyone experiencing respiratory symptoms should contact College Health” prior to attending an appointment.

The decision to suspend walk-in services has been taken by many GP practises across the country as well as at the on-campus health services of other universities including Maynooth University.

Yesterday Trinity took the decision to move all lectures online, while some schools within College have taken the decision to cancel all in-person classes.

For all departments where tutorials seminars and labs are continuing as usual, Trinity recommends maintaining “social distancing protocols” of several feet in order to minimise the risk of close contact and infection.

The first case of coronavirus within Trinity was confirmed last Thursday. The fourth floor and lifts of the Trinity Biomedical Science Institute (TBSI) were closed as a precaution. Hand sanitisers have been provided across campus and in off-campus locations in a bid to prevent a possible spread of infection. College has placed posters across campus with information on the virus, and has established a dedicated web page to provide updates and advice.

Trinity set up an expert working group to monitor the ongoing situation with the coronavirus in January.

Finn Purdy

Finn Purdy is the current Deputy Editor of Trinity News. He is a Junior Sophister English Studies student, and a former News Editor and Assistant News Editor.