COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

UPDATE 18/09/2020

Dublin is now at level of 3+ of the government Covid Response plan with immediate effect. Part of this new guideline is that all 3rd level institutions should deliver their courses online.  While this is disappointing for us at AccountancySchool.ie, in the interest of public health and in particular our students, staff and lecturers we need to again move online for all courses with immediate effect. All current timetables and courses remain unchanged but classroom attendance is suspended until further notice.

We are currently fully operational as an online college. Our intention is to allow classroom attendance once safe again with adequate social distancing and healthcare measures in place. This is very much dependent on the latest government and HSE advice and guidelines so is therefor under review/subject to change.

 

Status of Courses and Facilities

ACCA Classroom attendance is suspended until further notice, all courses continue as normal online

Classroom Access for Law students is scheduled to be available from November 2020

Cima courses are online only for the 2020 year with classroom access available in 2021

The Study Room will not be open at this time, building access is for classroom attendance only

If you have any queries please contact support@accountancyschool.ie

If you wish to attend a class, you must first follow ALL of the steps below.

Please Note: Booking will be done on a per lecture basis and will only be available to those who have completed the Back to School form, so if you intend booking some time in the future it is advised that you fill out the form now. The following steps need to be taken if you wish to attend class in person.

Do I need to fill a form before attending class?

If you wish to attend a class you must first fill out the “Back to School” form (Click Here)

How do I book a seat?

Once AccountancySchool.ie received your “Back to School” form you can follow the instructions in the user guide to book a seat

When can I book a seat for a class?

Booking for each session opens 4 working days beforehand at 1pm e.g. Monday evening classes open the previous Tuesday etc. Booking becomes available from 1pm.

Am I guaranteed a seat in class?

No, While we do hope to be able to facilitate all bookings, we have restricted room capacities and booking is on a first come first served basis with a waiting list in operation.

Do I need a login to book a seat?

No, you don’t need to create an account for the booking system.

Do I have to make a booking for each class that I will be attending?

Yes, initially attendance to each class will be strictly by bookings only.

Can I cancel my booking?

Yes, Please cancel your booking if you can’t make it to class as other students may be on a waiting list to book for a seat.

Can I book a seat for another person?

No, you are not allowed to book a seat for another person. The booking details will be used for contact tracing purposes.

Do I have to wear face mask in the building?

You will be required to wear face mask at all times while in the building. You must bring your own facemask every time you are coming into the building. If for medical reasons, this causes you a difficulty, you must contact support@accountancyschool.ie and we will advise further.

Do I need to wear gloves in classroom?

No, you do not need to wear gloves in classrooms. You must wear gloves only in the canteen if you are touching hard surfaces.

Can I use the lifts?

Lifts to be used only by people with mobility issues or carrying heavy materials and in these cases on a one person at a time basis.  Signage is in place to remind people of this.

Can I use the canteen?

The maximum number of people permitted in the room at one time is 5 and clear signage has been installed indicating maximum numbers.  Breaks will be staggered to ensure social distancing. Students should bring their own cutlery. Wearing of gloves is mandatory if surfaces will be touched. Gloves, wipes, and hand sanitisers are provided in the canteen.

Can I use the study room?

The study room will not be open at this time, building access is for classroom attendance only.

What are the measures taken by AccountancySchool.ie to ensure the safety of students?

 

  • The measures implemented are in line with Government policies as listed on the COVID-19 website
  • Sufficient supplies of PPE/hand sanitisers/signage will be provided for the communal spaces.
  • All prevailing social distancing protocols and health and safety recommendations are provided for.
  • The number of people accessing the building(s) at any one time will be restricted to ensure that social distancing is observed.
  • Should lockdown be re-established, AccountancySchool.ie will follow Government advice, and all students will be advised on the next steps.
  • Student must complete a daily health check prior to arrival in the building to determine if they are displaying any symptoms of COVID-19. Please check the HSE website here: https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/symptoms.html
  • Entrance to and exit from the building is clearly signed. One door is designated as ’entrance only’ and the other is designated as ‘exit only’
  • One-way route signage has been installed clearly identifying entry and exit routes (See student induction)
  • Hand sanitisers/wipes are available for clean-down in all classrooms, entrance areas and common areas.
  • The wearing of masks will be mandatory in classrooms for students. Staff will follow College/Government guidelines for teaching staff on wearing of mask/protective face covering/visor
  • Staggered arrival and departure times will be agreed if deemed necessary by the Governance Team
  • Breaks will be scheduled for specific times for different groups to ensure social distancing at all times
  • The maximum number permitted in the classroom at any one time is varied depending on the room size. Classrooms are arranged so that minimum 1m and 2m where possible distancing is adhered to
  • An isolation room (room 201 on the 2nd floor) has been identified and is suitably equipped
  • The building will be fully cleaned twice daily
  • Signs have been placed on toilet doors reminding everybody to maintain social distancing and a maximum occupancy number will be displayed.

What is the response plan for dealing with a suspected Covid-19 case?

The guiding principles for dealing with a suspected case of COVID-19 in AccountancySchool.ie are outlined below. In all such cases the safety of the person seeking attention and the accompanying person is paramount.

  • In cases where the onset occurs in the college, the person who feels unwell will immediately report to the lecturer and/or reception and will be placed in the isolation room on the 2nd floor (Room 201) while maintaining strict social distancing of at least 2m throughout
  • The isolation room is equipped with hand sanitiser, wipes, tissues, face masks, latex gloves and a clinical-waste disposal bin and a window
  • The unwell individual will be instructed to wear a face mask at all times and to avoid touching people, surfaces and objects
  • The COVID-19 Coordinator/Response team will assist the unwell individual to contact their GP
  • The COVID-19 Coordinator will report the incident and the use of the isolation room to facilities.
  • The COVID-19 Coordinator/Response team will note the names and contact details (address, mobile number) of all people who were in the same area as the unwell person or who have come into close contact with the unwell person to provide to the HSE for the purposes of contact tracing
  • Following a suspected case being reported, the individuals in the building who have been in close contact will be advised to go home, avoiding public transport, and self-isolate following HSE guidelines
  • The Coordinator/Compliance Officer will contact Facilities to arrange a decontamination/deep clean of the building and specifically the areas where the person has been located.