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Sickness absence procedures for RCSI Students

RCSI Students who miss up to and including 3 days from lectures or clinical attachments DO NOT need a note for College, as per RCSI policy. See this document.

The institution’s position:

o   you should NOT attend campus until 48 hours after symptoms have resolved.

o   you MUST NOT attend Mercer's.

STUDENTS ON CLINICAL PLACEMENTS – or who attend teaching on clinical sites (Beaumont / Connolly etc) are classed as Healthcare workers. See this page for further information. 

o   You DO NOT need a medical certificate. If you test positive RCSI will accept a photo of an antigen test with your student card picture.  You Do NOT need a med cert even though you will be out for more than the three days. The test is enough.


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