Covid-19 special section for our students

During this difficult time, we would like to reassure all of our students that we are here, working and available to assist you in any queries or claims you might have.

Issue your Medicover Policy

If you need to order your policy, just complete the Quick Quote section on the Study&Protect home page. Our team is available help you to choose the best product for your needs and answer any other queries you may have.

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Trusted sources of information

In a digital world, we are constantly being bombarded by infinite sources of information, including fake news, which in a serious situation like the Coronavirus outbreak, can lead to misinformation.

Please see below a list of trusted sources of information where you can check for constant updates:

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment is a new social welfare payment of €350 a week for employees and self-employed people who have lost all of their employment due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

You can apply for the payment if you are aged between 18 and 66 and have lost all of your employment due to the coronavirus restrictions. Students, non-EEA nationals and part-time workers can apply for the payment.

You should apply online at This is the quickest way to apply.

If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have been told to self-isolate by your GP, you can apply for Illness Benefit.

You can find out more about COVID-19 and social welfare payments here.


  • Q: Will I be covered by my Medicover policy in the case I contract the coronavirus?
    A: Yes, if you contract the coronavirus you will be covered as per the normal limits and conditions of your Medicover policy.
  • Q: What should I do if I'm feeling any symptoms?
    A: We advise you to get in touch with your GP (by phone) so they can advise you about the best way to proceed. Our partners at the Grafton Medical Practice have a complete page with recommended procedures. In addition to contacting your local doctor, please inform us about our situation by sending an email to

    If you are seriousely sick / unwell call the ambulance on 112 or 999. They will take it from there.

  • Q: Are Study&Protect working normally during the Coronavirus lockdown?
    A: Yes, our team is working remotely and remains ready to assist you with any queries or claims. You can contact us on
  • Q: I'm a student, can I apply for the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment?
    A: If you fit all the conditions to receive the payment, you are eligible - being a student is not an impediment to it. You can check the conditions here.