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Providing a safe space in a world impacted by COVID-19


The Mater Hospital and staff are working extremely hard to deal with the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) during these unprecedented times. The Mater Hospital is employing all infection control measures and every effort is being made to manage and control the spread of the virus.

The Pillar Centre for Transformative Healthcare is proud to contribute to this effort by providing a safe space in which staff can develop education, progress research and foster innovation in a world impacted by COVID-19.


We have implemented the following measures within the Centre to ensure your safety and comfort. This is an evolving situation for us, and we hope to make your experience here as pleasant and stress-free as possible. Please note that at present these guidelines have been implemented to protect the health and safety of Pillar Centre attendees as we operate under government guidelines regarding COVID-19.

Hygiene Facilities

Appropriate hygiene facilities are in place – posters of good hand washing practices are displayed and each room offers natural ventilation through large windows (high ceilings and wide corridors

Audio Visual System

Our state of the art AV system can cater for virtual meetings and conferences with on-site support to ensure your virtual event runs smoothly

Physical Distancing

The Pillar Centre provides for physical distancing across all work activities of at least 2 metres as much as possible.

Best Practice

We have adopted a no handshaking policy, no sharing of cups or pens, and a swipe access system is in place for accessing the Centre

Contact Tracing

A log of any group work is kept to help with contact tracing should the need arise

Access Policy

We will be operating a strict system of access to and movement throughout the Centre as well as a distancing plan within each of the rooms. Attendees are asked to comply with the route/s provided by markings indicated on the floor.

Regular Cleaning

A rota of regular cleaning of the workplace is in place and hand sanitisers are provided at the entrance and exit of each of the teaching spaces.

Regular Bin Collection

Bins are emptied regularly and advice is provided on good respiratory practice.

Information about symptoms and definitions

Further information on Covid-19

Visit the HSE website or call the HSE helpline on 1850 241850.
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