Adverse Weather Protocol

Adverse Weather - Examinations Protocol


In the event of extreme weather conditions during the sessional examinations, the Institute has prepared a protocol for students and staff should this occur.

This protocol identifies IT Tallaght’s response to severe weather warnings or conditions as communicated by Met Eireann via their weather warning indicators.  

These warnings are presented in three categories:

  • status yellow

  • status orange

  • status red

Further information is available at


The following procedures will be put in place so it is important that you familiarise yourself with them.

  • - The assumption is that examinations will run as timetabled in all examination locations
  • - The Institute website  and social media platforms, Facebook and Twitter will be updated on a regular basis with information relating to the running of the sessional examinations
  • - In the event of postponed examinations, the Institute authorities will inform students of arrangements to reschedule the postponed examinations only.  

If the weather deteriorates during the day

  • - The college authorities will make a decision when to close the Institute and to postpone any examinations
  • - The decision will be posted on the Institute website  and social media platforms, Facebook and Twitter
  • - If there is a decision to postpone examinations during the day, it will be announced to students and staff who are located at the different examination venues
  • - Emails and text messages will be sent to students via Moodle as soon as the College authorities have made a decision on whether to run examinations or not.  It is important that your correct phone number and email address is up to date.

In the event of severe overnight weather

  • - Should the weather deteriorate overnight, the Institute authorities will make a decision on whether the Institute will open or not and whether examinations will be postponed
  • - The decision will be posted on the Institute website as early as possible

How can you help?

  • - Keep checking the Institute’s website for updates
  • - Inform fellow classmates and colleagues who may not have access to the internet
  • - If the weather is particularly bad in your area, you should consider not travelling to the examination centre.  You can request a deferral of your examination by completing an examination deferral form, available at and stating that you could not travel due to adverse weather conditions
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