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Communication to students (UPDATE)

Wednesday 11 March

Dear Student.

Subject: Coronavirus COVID 19 – attendance at lectures

IOB continues to closely monitor the public guidance from the Department of Health, the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Health Service Executive regarding coronavirus and the evolving situation. The health and well-being of our employees, members and students is our top priority.

No classes or events are being held in our building in North Wall Quay, Dublin 1 to comply with our building requirements. Face to face lectures are either being delivered online via webinar or in some cases they have been rearranged in alternative venues. All students will be kept informed of the changes specific to their programme by their Programme Manager. We request students not to attend IoB lectures should they feel unwell. You should not attend if:

  • you have a fever; or

  • feel feverish (chills, feel very warm, are flushed or sweating).

Or have any of the following:

  • cough, sore throat or runny nose;

  • vomiting or diarrhoea.

We also request students to follow the guidance from their own employer regarding travel, including cross border travel, to attend lectures.

As a precautionary measure, with immediate effect, we are requesting that students or students who have someone close to them (for example a spouse, partner or child) who have travelled from an affected location not to attend classes, even if you or that person are not showing symptoms of the virus. The affected areas are China, South Korea, Iran and Italy.

As you will appreciate the situation is changing all the time and we will keep you updated. We regret any inconvenience and please email us at [email protected] if you have any queries.

Yours sincerely

Elena Day, Registrar