COVID-19 & Reopening Update


Independent College Dublin continues to monitor the Covid-19 situation very carefully and we are formulating plans with regard to the start of the next semester in Autumn 2021 in-line with the government’s A Safe Return to on-site further and higher education research

This may mean widespread changes on campus, with measures including, but not limited to:

  • A blended (or similar) approach to the delivery of classes
  • Providing socially distanced face-to-face classes
  • Implementing an effective teaching timetable
  • Strictly observing recommended social distancing guidelines at all times
  • Ensuring there are adequate sanitiser stations
  • Carefully managed walking routes including one-way navigation
  • Instigating a rigorous cleansing programme throughout the campus.

Independent College Dublin is continuing to provide our existing academic and professional programmes online and support services on a ‘remote access’ basis. We will be adhering to Irish Government announcements and QQI instructions in terms of reopening. Please monitor this page, Moodle, emails from the College and our main social media channels for further updates.

What happens if colleges move to blended learning?

  • The College has developed a contingency plan should it be necessary to move to a blended or other form of delivery.
  • From the outset all lectures will be streamed and recorded in the case that a learner needs to self-isolate or classes have to moved to alternative forms of delivery.
  • As per the previous semester, it is intended that the timetable of delivery will remain the same regardless of the method of programme delivery.
  • The College has continued to invest in additional sound and camera technology and every teaching space has the capability for face-to-face delivery, live streaming and recording of learning events. The College has enhanced its use of Moodle and Zoom and the integration of these systems. All lecturers have suitable IT equipment and connectivity to deliver their learning remotely if required with fully licenced Zoom accounts.
  • The College will update this page regularly should there be any developments.

What will happen for the rest of the semester?
+ Independent College Dublin will continue to deliver our existing academic and professional programmes online and support services on a ‘remote access’ basis.
+ All classes for academic and professional courses are operating as per the timetables with the flexibility to return to a rotated blended model when appropriate.
+ Our primary concern is supporting students to complete their course work for the remainder of the academic year and to revise and prepare for your end of semester assessments.
+ All final assessments e.g. end of semester exams in May 2021 and resits will be delivered online regardless.
+ Access to the campus library to take out books will be permitted by appointment only with adherence to COVID-19 guidelines. Please email David at [email protected]to arrange a time.
+ For information on visas visit http://www.inis.gov.ie/ or contact David at [email protected]
+ For student support related issues, learners can contact Niamh at [email protected]

What is the academic calendar for spring and autumn semester 2021?
Please view the spring & autumn 2021 calendar here

When will Independent College Dublin reopen?
+ Subject to confirmation from the Irish Government, QQI and the national response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, Independent College Dublin will notify you via college email. Please monitor your email, Moodle, this page and social media for the latest updates.
+ For your return to campus, the new measures put in place will create a safe and conducive environment to ensure you enjoy your work and study. We will be adhering to all NSAI and HSE Guidelines.
+ We are still enrolling for the 2021 academic delivery of our undergraduate and postgraduate courses commencing on 7th September 2021.
+ For all admission inquiries please contact our admissions team on [email protected]
+ For enquiries about the delivery of our professional courses. Please contact [email protected]

Health Information
+ The most important information we can share with you is the recommended best practice that will help to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. 
+ Continue to pay attention to handwashing, cough etiquette and physical distancing as outlined by the HSE Guidelines.
+ If you are unwell with symptoms such as cough, fever (high temperature) shortness of breath or breathing difficulties, please stay at home and contact your GP or the HSE Helpline on 1850241850.
+ Students who have any concerns regarding your health you are welcome to contact your support team on [email protected]

Independent College Dublin Contingency Plan/Arrangements Coronavirus COVID-19
Please view the full updated contingency plan here Independent College Dublin Coronavirus COVID_19 contingency plan & arrangements 1 August