Higher Education

Top university tells staff to ‘strongly recommend’ mask-wearing amid concern over future Covid surge

Trinity said Covid was likely to ‘continue to interrupt our plans for normal functioning in the coming months’, with several other universities also preparing contingency plans if cases rise

Trinity College Dublin: senior staff at the university were warned about the ‘worrying levels of circulation of the Covid-19 virus’. Picture: RollingNews.ie

Mask-wearing could return to many of Ireland’s university campuses this September due to concerns over the “worrying levels” of Covid-19 in circulation, the Business Post has learned.

Trinity has told heads of school to “strongly recommend” mask-wearing in lectures and libraries, and to prepare for more online teaching in cases where students and staff cannot attend in person, according to an internal email seen by this newspaper.

And a number of other universities, including University ...