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Ireland is Open for Visitors

Ireland is open for visitors and we look forward to welcoming ESMC2022 delegates to Galway. Please see our Welcome Message in the video above from the Conference Chair - Professor Peter McHugh. 

Help us to mitigate the spread of COVID at ESMC2022

We are delighted to host the European Solid Mechanics Conference in person at NUI Galway with almost 1,200 delegates registered and pleased you can join us.


Due to the numbers attending and an increase globally in positive COVID cases, we would like to mitigate the spread of COVID as much as possible and the organising committee have taken the following steps to do so;

  • If you have any symptoms of COVID, we ask please do not attend the conference.   

  • We encourage you to bring and wear a mask during plenary and parallel sessions.

  • Disinfectant wipes are available in all meeting rooms on campus.

  • Hand sanitisers area available at the entrance to all buildings, we encourage you to use and to regularly wash your hand.

  • A limited number of masks and antigen tests will be available at the information desks.

  • Limited seating will be available outside during breaks, however this may not always be usable in wet weather.


If you are feeling unwell – what to do

In the event that you become ill, below are contact details for local medical services and out of hours’ doctor services in Galway city.  If experiencing breathing difficulties, or seriously ill, you should call an ambulance (dial 999 or 112). 


Doctor 365 provides a walk in medical clinic and also video consultations, details are provided below.  Outside of these hours, WESTDOC is the local out of hours Doctors Care.


Contact numbers for both are below as well as some additional emergency numbers.



Medical Service Contact Information

How to Self Isolate

Please also visit where you will find all the information and guidance you need about dealing with COVID-19 while in Ireland. Please:



  • stay at your place of residence, in a room with a window you can open

  • keep away from other people – especially older people or anyone with a long-term medical condition

  • use a separate bathroom to others in your accommodation if possible

  • cover your coughs and sneezes using a tissue – clean your hands properly afterwards

  • wash your hands properly and often

  • wear a face mask if you have to be in the same room as someone else during self-isolation and for 3 days after you leave self-isolation



  • go outside unless you have your own outdoor space away from other people

  • go to the shops or pharmacy – order online for delivery if possible or ask a friend to go for you

  • share  food, dishes or other household items

  • use public transport or taxis

  • have any visitors to your place of residence


How long do I need to self isolate?

You should self-isolate (stay in your room) as soon as you notice symptoms of COVID-19 or get a positive COVID-19 test result. Either of these are considered day zero when you’re counting your days of self-isolation.


You need to self-isolate (stay in your room) for 7 full days. You can stop isolating after 7 days if you have had no symptoms for the last 48 hours.


It's OK to stop self-isolating after 7 days even if you have a mild cough or changes to your sense of smell – these can last for weeks after the infection has gone. You do not need to do any more tests unless you develop symptoms again after finishing self-isolation.



Grocery Delivery Contacts


Please note there may be a minimum spend value.


Restaurant/Takeaway Delivery Contacts (choose Galway area)


We hope you enjoy the conference and remain COVID free.

Please also refer to the Conference Registration Terms and Conditions.

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