COVID-19: Updates

15th September 2021

IMI welcomes participants back to campus this autumn.

Ireland continues to open up and more of us are returning to the office or preparing to do so. We are seeing increasing requests from clients and participants for on campus learning experiences and are excited to see participants back on campus this autumn.

We made great progress in moving all our programmes to online delivery over the past year but, based on participant feedback, understand that an entirely online learning experience is not the preferable delivery option for all programmes. Many of you have told us how much you value the experience of coming to the IMI and interacting with your fellow participants, faculty, and the wider IMI community.

Our campus team have been working hard over the past months to ensure that we can bring participants back on campus in a way that will enable and enhance your learner journey, but which recognises and adheres to all relevant public health requirements. We have also continued to work to improve our IMI Live virtual learning environment, allowing for enhanced online and blended learning experiences for our participants on relevant programmes.

The health, safety and wellbeing of our participants, our client organisations, our members, our faculty and our staff remains our top priority as we bring people back together on our campus.

If you are registered on a current IMI programme or have aready booked a place on a programme commencing this autumn, our programme teams will contact you directly with information about your programme’s specific delivery configuration. 

Below are some of the safety measures that will be in place on campus:

Your participant experience:

  • All IMI staff you will meet on Campus will be appropriately trained in safe working practices and are dedicated to making your experience with us as safe as possible.
  • Each day we will take attendance of those on Campus; the purpose of this is to allow for contact tracing if required. Records will be kept for four weeks only.
  • You will be required to wear a mask in class or when circulating around the campus.
  • You will be asked to sanitise your hands on entering the building and hand sanitising stations are present throughout the building.
  • Start times, break times and lunch times of programmes and groups attending campus will be staggered.
  • There will be a one-way system throughout the building, including the staircase to the restaurant, to minimise contact with others.
  • Strict maximum room occupancy limits will be in place in all rooms

Enhanced cleaning protocols:

  • Strict new cleaning protocols are in place including a fogging system which generates a super-fine mist of disinfectant liquid.
  • Enhanced ventilation measures are installed in all in-use classrooms. Carbon dioxide monitors are also in use to confirm that sufficient air circulation and replacement is always taking place.

The IMI Restaurant:

In line with current indoor dining rules, the IMI restaurant has reopened for people who can show proof that they are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 in the past six months, and it will operate in accordance with all necessary guidelines and regulations.

 

The above protocols will be revisited on October 22nd in line with government advice and based on the experience of participants.  

 


7th January 2021

Ireland is currently under Level 5 as outlined in the Plan for Living with COVID-19. We are asked to stay in our homes where possible and all higher education activity should remain primarily online. IMI will continue with live virtual delivery of our programmes and events.

We are now recruiting for our Spring 2021 programmes with all planned to run online. Our programme advisors will host a Virtual Information Day on 4th February.

We continue to monitor the latest public health guidelines and advice and look forward to welcoming participants, clients and members back to the IMI campus later in 2021.

Please contact us at programmeadvisors@imi.ie if you have any questions.

 


1st December 2020

From 1st December Ireland moves to Level 3 as outlined in the Plan for Living with COVID-19. Higher education activity should remain primarily online during this phase and IMI will continue with live virtual delivery of our programmes and events. We are now recruiting for our Spring 2021 programmes with all planned to run online initially. We continue to monitor the latest public health advice and liaise directly with our clients and participants about their programmes. Any updates on delivery of IMI programmes will be noted here and via direct communication with our clients and participants.

Please contact us at programmeadvisors@imi.ie if you have any questions.

 


27th October 2020 

Following the recent escalation of Covid-related restrictions to level 5, to support the national effort and to protect our participants, clients, members and staff IMI has temporarily transitioned all our programmes, events and activities to live virtual delivery.  We are contacting all current participants to update them on their programme status. We are continuing to recruit participants for our autumn programmes, and continue to deliver our customised executive education and membership events online. The IMI Residence remains closed until further notice. IMI continues to review the delivery of its programmes and events based on the latest public health advice.

 


 

16th October 2020

All counties in Ireland are now under Level 3 under the Plan for Living with COVID-19. All counties will be at Level 3 for a period of 3 weeks until midnight on 27 October 2020, at which point the situation will be reviewed by the government, based on the status of the virus and public health advice.

Under Level 3, higher education institutions should remain open, but are asked to review protective measures and take steps to limit congregation as much as possible. In autumn 2020 IMI is delivering a significant proportion of our executive education programmes online or in a highly blended format. Further programmes have moved to online delivery and participants booked on these programmes will be contacted.

A small proportion of programme delivery remains face-to-face, with strong safety measures in place. These safety measures include, but are not limited to;

  • Temperature testing upon arrival on campus.
  • One-way systems in operation on campus.
  • Sanitation stations at entrances and throughout the campus.
  • Mask wearing is required, in line with current government guidelines, Spare masks are available on campus if required.
  • Classrooms are operating with reduced capacity and in accordance with social distancing guidelines.
  • The IMI Restaurant is operating at reduced capacity and in accordance with social distancing guidelines.
  • Trained IMI staff are on-site for any questions or concerns.
  • Contact details of all visitors on campus are recorded for contact tracing purposes.

IMI is liaising directly with clients and participants regarding the status of their programmes. We continue to closely monitor government and health guidelines on a daily basis. Any updates to the status of IMI programmes will be noted here and via direct communication with our clients and participants.

Please contact us at programmeadvisors@imi.ie if you have any questions.


18th September 2020

Further to the enhanced COVID-19 restrictions for the Dublin region announced by the Government, in autumn 2020 IMI is delivering a significant proportion of our executive education programmes online or in a highly blended format. A small proportion of programme delivery remains face-to-face, with strong safety measures in place. These safety measures include, but are not limited to;

  • Temperature testing upon arrival on campus.
  • One-way systems in operation on campus.
  • Sanitation stations at entrances and throughout the campus.
  • Mask wearing is required, in line with current government guidelines, Spare masks are available on campus if required.
  • Classrooms are operating with reduced capacity and in accordance with social distancing guidelines.
  • The IMI Restaurant is operating at reduced capacity and in accordance with social distancing guidelines.
  • Trained IMI staff are on-site for any questions or concerns.
  • Contact details of all visitors on campus are recorded for contact tracing purposes.

IMI is liaising directly with clients and participants regarding the status of their programmes. We continue to closely monitor government and health guidelines on a daily basis. Any updates to the status of IMI programmes will be noted here and via direct communication with our clients and participants.

 

Please contact us at programmeadvisors@imi.ie if you have any questions.


1th September, 2020

The IMI Campus is open to the public and to IMI programme participants. In accordance with Irish government advice, the campus will remain open with strong safety measures in place. As we resume our activities in line with the Government’s Return to Work Safely Protocol it is important to emphasise that the safety of our customers and staff is paramount. As we take these steps, a shared responsibility is essential to protect against the spread of Covid-19.

The safety measures include, but are not be limited to;

  • Temperature testing upon arrival
  • Details taken for contact tracing
  • One-way systems in operation on campus
  • Sanitation stations at entrances and throughout the campus
  • Mask wearing in line with current government guidelines with spare masks made available if required
  • Classrooms will operate with reduced capacity and in accordance with social distancing guidelines.
  • Restaurant will operate at reduced capacity and in accordance with social distancing guidelines.
  • Trained IMI staff will be on-site for any questions or concerns.

This situation is being continually monitored and may change.

All of IMI’s programmes are being delivered online, and you can find a full schedule here. A selection of our autumn programmes will be delivered through a combination of virtual and classroom learning in-line with best safety practice and current medical advice.

As programmes resume, all participants will be provided with a guide for returning to campus, outlining the procedures put in place by IMI so we can return together safely.

Please contact us at programmeadvisors@imi.ie if you have any questions.

 


March 3rd, 2020

IMI are currently responding to the challenges that Covid-19 has presented.  The safety and welfare of our participants and staff is paramount and IMI’s campus will remain closed as per the government’s advice.

We are committed to delivering ongoing programmes via digital solutions to our participants. A full list of our upcoming programmes that are being digitally delivered this autumn can we found here.  We also have a range of digitally delivered (online) membership services so please contact us at  programmeadvisors@imi.ie if you would like to get more information.

We are all working our way through this unprecedented situation and your support, understanding and flexibility is greatly appreciated.

We will continue updating via this page in regards to IMI activities through this situation. You can read the up-to-date national advice that applies in Ireland in relation to COVID-19 here:

www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/coronavirus.html 

www.hpsc.ie/

www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/coronavirus/novelcoronavirus/

Travel advisory notices issued by the Dept. of Foreign Affairs are available on its web page at DFA Travel Advice.

We will continue to update on our website in relation to IMI activities as the situation evolves.