Trinity will no longer require mask-wearing from next Monday, College announced this evening.
Face-coverings will no longer be compulsory from next Monday February 28, apart from healthcare facilities, in line with government guidelines.
College added that this is in line with the government decision announced today, that masks will no longer be required in primary or secondary level education, retail, or public transport. However, masks will still be mandatory in a healthcare setting, and are recommended on public transport.
In an email to staff and students, College outlined: “However, to continue protecting each other, especially the medically vulnerable, we still recommend mask wearing in our lecture theatres, libraries, tutorials and labs.”
A Covid-19 Management Team meeting will take place on Tuesday March 1, the email outlined, “during which other remaining details will be finalised”.
The College email continued: “We need to continue staying safe – the best way to do this is to ensure you are fully vaccinated and have your booster, and to maintain basic hand and respiratory hygiene.”
“Please do not come to work/college if you are displaying any signs of symptoms of Covid-19,” the email stressed. “Don’t forget that twice-weekly antigen testing continues to be available to all through UniCov.”
This decision by College was taken in line with recent government decisions to remove the mask mandate for retail, primary and second level education and public transportation.