The Health Unit at Dundalk Institute of Technology has closed to walk-ins to help protect against the spread of coronavirus.
DkIT announced in a statement at lunchtime on Monday that the Health Unit was now closed to student walk-ins. The third level institution said, “This decision has been made in the interests of protecting vulnerable students with underlying medical issues and to support medical staff.
“Students who have flu-like symptoms are encouraged to stay at home and ring their own GP, emergency department or Health Unit.”
Students are being asked to phone Health Unit staff for triage. DkIT say that treatment will then be provided in the Health Unit, unless told otherwise.
The student Health Service provides on-campus medical care to full time registered students and apprentices in the Institute. All full time students and Apprentices have access to the Health Unit free of charge. A doctor-on-call is also available outside of practice hours.
The Health Unit treats and deals with day-t0-day illnesses, minor illnesses, recent injuries, sexual health and mental wellbeing.