Covid-19 Updates

25 September 2020

New restrictions introduced for third-level and higher education colleges.

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD welcomes intensified protective measures for third level students in line with public health advice. 

“However, at the request of the Department of Health, it has been agreed to intensify protective measures across the higher level institutions to ensure safe continuation or beginning of the academic term.

“This will mean more learning will take place online and on-site activity will be minimised over the coming weeks". 

Read full statement here

GBS Re-opening 31st August 2020

We are delighted to announce that following the temporary closure due to the Covid19 crisis, our campus will begin a soft and cautious reopening during the month of September with our language students back in the school from 31st August when face to face classes will recommence. 

The safety of our students is our main priority so we are currently working on guidelines for reopening, and will adhere to all health and safety protocols, as outlined by the Irish government. We will take a soft and prudent approach to welcoming back our students and staff. We will update you as soon as we have this information available.

Read our blog about the changes we brought to ensure health and safety guidelines are followed.

Thank you all for your patience and support! We can't wait to welcome our students back!  

Temporary School Closure - Coronavirus (Covid-19)

30 June 2020 

If you currently hold a study visa and have questions about your status, end date or renewing, we recommend that you consult the INIS website and their very informative Frequently Asked Questions Document from INIS regarding New COVID-19 measures for Immigration.

COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment Confirmation

If you are currently in receipt of the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment we now need you to confirm your continued entitlement to this payment. If you don’t confirm your payment may be affected.

7 May 2020

On the 1st of May 2020,  the Irish Government outlined a comprehensive plan for the re-opening of businesses and society on a phased basis between May 18th and August 10th. 

These measures are set to come into effect on 18th May. They are a part of the roadmap for reopening society and business and will only come into effect if the medical advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team says that it is right to do so.

According to announcement, all schools must remain closed to students until Stage 5 which sees the gradual re-opening of most businesses in Ireland.  These measures are part of the fifth phase of lifting the public health restrictions that were put in place to protect us all from COVID-19. This stage will commence on the 10th August 2020.

You can read full details here

While schools remain closed, we are continuing to deliver our programmes online for our students. 

We remain committed to providing excellent support, tuition and care for our students.

10 April 2020

The Irish government has just announced further measures for the containment of Covid-19.

Galway Business School has followed all health and safety guidelines as issued by the Irish Government since the beginning of the outbreak. In compliance with the directive of the Irish Government of Friday 10th April, the restrictions already in place have extended hence the school remains closed until 5th May 2020. 

For further information on the directive click here

Schools and colleges will now remain closed until further notice and all teaching has been moved online

Students currently attending a course at Galway Business School can continue to avail of our online classes.

We remain committed to the delivery our online lessons and to provide any support you may need during this time. 

24 March 2020 

The Government of Ireland extended the school closures until 19th April. 

Current GBS students will continue their classes via our online learning platform.  Galway Business School has alternative arrangements in place for assessments and examinations. Further updates will be communicated through our virtual learning environment.

12 March 2020

All schools and colleges in Ireland have been directed by the government to close starting from today, March 12th at 6pm. 

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD announced today the closure of schools, pre-schools and colleges to support efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19. This will take effect from 6pm this evening, Thursday 12 March and it will remain valid until Sunday 29th March.This is in line with the advice of the National Public Health Emergency Team.

All pupils and students, from pre-school to third level are urged to practice social distancing, and to minimise physical contact with each other, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. This should include minimising social contact, avoiding meeting up and keeping physical space between them.

Covid -19

We are all concerned about the spread of the virus and are adhering to the guidelines set out by government concerning those areas that are within our control.  The situation is a concern, but it is important not to panic. 

At Galway Business School, our students' safety is extremely important to us. So, if you decide to return to your home country earlier than planned/ during the time of school closure, please inform us by email to  

Up to date health advice information & updates are available: