As those students who are living on or near campus make plans to head home for Christmas, we ask that they take the same precautions as everyone else, and follow the guidelines as they have to date. Guidance on having a safe Christmas, as I said is, is available on gov.ie here.
We have undertaken serial testing programmes where NPHET has indicated they are necessary, in residential centres and in some industries. To date, serial testing at third level campuses has not been needed, thanks to everyone’s hard work, and there is no indication that it is necessary. Of course, if that changes, we will take action.