COVID-19 Regulations for staying in SAM 2020-2021

This is a living document which means as Government restrictions and Public Health guidelines evolve, this document will also evolve to reflect new Government advice and changes to protocols when they emerge. All sectoral guidelines have been developed in line with the Government’s Roadmap for reopening Society and Business and the Return to Work Safely Protocol, based on the latest health guidance available from the Department of Health and the HSE. The links to the latest guidelines will be included throughout the document.
  • Should University Lectures be fully online with no face to face teaching SAM will remain open and no refunds will be offered to students who wish to terminate their licence agreements before the end of the Academic Year.
  • Visitors are not allowed in the Halls of Residence at any time. No overnight guests are to stay. SAM is for the exclusive use of current Residents.
  • Seven people permitted in the common room and one person in the kitchen area at any one time. People must adhere to social distancing
  • The Kitchen must be cleaned and disinfected with a disinfectant spray on all surfaces each time you use the facilities and all your own items (dishes/pots/cutlery etc.) removed to a press or personal storage box so that the kitchen is ready for the next resident. A rota will be set up for kitchen waste bins to be emptied daily.
  • Exercise Social Distancing (currently 2 meters) at all times in the Residences.
  • Do not allow another person inside your room unless requested by the Residence Office for administration, security, cleaning or maintenance requirements.
  • Face Masks are not currently required to be worn in common/shared areas of the Residences however they may be imposed or recommended by Government or SAM Management during the duration of your occupation of SAM.
  • If you develop symptoms of Covid19 you must immediately isolate yourself in your room for 14 days and inform the Reception Office of your situation. Contact numbers for the onsite team are 086 8202827 / 087 1433150 / 01 6286391. For health advice please contact the University Student Health Centre student.services@mu.ie or by phone 01 7083878. Do not go to the Student Health Centre in person unless invited to do so by the medical staff. Click here for further details of services offered by the University Student Health Centre.