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  • Registered Users Posts: 240 ✭✭ W221


    sharon1986 wrote: »
    So it's no longer 3 54 to pass it in?

    Correct


  • Registered Users Posts: 240 ✭✭ W221


    NornIron74 wrote: »
    Injuries*

    Also correct lol


  • Registered Users Posts: 46 Nhs2018


    NornIron74 wrote: »
    Injuries*

    Lol, well .... they only know about the toe one 🙈


  • Registered Users Posts: 22 ✭✭✭ Shz93


    Nhs2018 wrote: »
    Yes. I was awaiting my retest due to injury. So was kind of expecting the call to be my new date.

    best of luck!


  • Registered Users Posts: 240 ✭✭ W221


    Anyone else get a PCA pass?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 22 ✭✭✭ Shz93


    Does anyone have the number for recruitment and would PMing me?


  • Registered Users Posts: 46 Nhs2018


    Shz93 wrote: »
    Does anyone have the number for recruitment and would PMing me?

    Sent


  • Registered Users Posts: 240 ✭✭ W221


    Nhs2018 wrote: »
    Sent

    You just love PMing people lol


  • Registered Users Posts: 92 ✭✭ SMS19


    Always slipping into them PMs


  • Registered Users Posts: 46 Nhs2018


    W221 wrote: »
    You just love PMing people lol

    Jealousy is a terrible thing! Ha sms... need to rant at someone and unfortunately for you lol


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  • Registered Users Posts: 20 ✭✭✭ mcc212ajc


    does anyone know with the social distancing is it still two per room or have they changed it to one ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 92 ✭✭ SMS19


    One to a room, but last I heard they are only letting people from outside NI stay unless you are able to give them special circumstances.

    One of the lads in the July intake may be able to confirm the wording on the pack?


  • Registered Users Posts: 20 ✭✭✭ mcc212ajc


    thanks a lot sms. I'm coming up from down south and in the july intake so that's great news. thank you for the helpful reply.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21 4thelads


    SMS19 wrote: »
    One to a room, but last I heard they are only letting people from outside NI stay unless you are able to give them special circumstances.

    One of the lads in the July intake may be able to confirm the wording on the pack?

    Yeah it's only people who have no residence in NI who can stay at GV


  • Registered Users Posts: 240 ✭✭ W221


    mcc212ajc wrote: »
    thanks a lot sms. I'm coming up from down south and in the july intake so that's great news. thank you for the helpful reply.

    Induction day soon :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 20 ✭✭✭ mcc212ajc


    look forward to meeting you w221 and getting stuck into the induction day! 😎


  • Registered Users Posts: 45 ✭✭✭ lmcg1106


    Anyone have the number for recruitment by any chance?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 341 ✭✭ NornIron74


    lmcg1106 wrote: »
    Anyone have the number for recruitment by any chance?

    Ring 101 and ask for recruitment


  • Registered Users Posts: 36 Nb1234


    4thelads wrote: »
    Yeah it's only people who have no residence in NI who can stay at GV

    That’s not the case


  • Registered Users Posts: 240 ✭✭ W221


    mcc212ajc wrote: »
    look forward to meeting you w221 and getting stuck into the induction day! 😎

    I’ll listen for the accent lol


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 341 ✭✭ NornIron74


    Nb1234 wrote: »
    That’s not the case

    What way is it?


  • Registered Users Posts: 92 ✭✭ SMS19


    NornIron74 wrote: »
    What way is it?

    Last I heard from somebody in the July intake its only people from outside NI that can stay unless you can give them special circumstances. Over hour travel each way seems to be an accepted special circumstance.

    What have you heard Nb1234?


  • Registered Users Posts: 56 ✭✭ Tashbash


    Hi Guys,
    Im waiting on a date for my medical but im nervous about the eyesight test as my right eye is quite bad and I wear glasses. Can anyone remember their medical and can tell me do they make you cover each eye and read the chart unaided or do you read it once with both eyes open.
    I'll pass no problem if both eyes are open but my right eye could fail me.

    Also do the letters change each time or is it a static board?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 341 ✭✭ NornIron74


    Tashbash wrote: »
    Hi Guys,
    Im waiting on a date for my medical but im nervous about the eyesight test as my right eye is quite bad and I wear glasses. Can anyone remember their medical and can tell me do they make you cover each eye and read the chart unaided or do you read it once with both eyes open.
    I'll pass no problem if both eyes are open but my right eye could fail me.

    Also do the letters change each time or is it a static board?

    You have to read a lightbox by looking at through a mirror, total distance is 6m. You read it 3 times (right eye covered, left eye covered, both eyes), each time you read it the lightbox is turned so the letters are different. I don't wear glasses so unsure if you have to read it while wearing glasses or not.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21 4thelads


    SMS19 wrote: »
    Last I heard from somebody in the July intake its only people from outside NI that can stay unless you can give them special circumstances. Over hour travel each way seems to be an accepted special circumstance.

    What have you heard Nb1234?

    At the minute with Covid-19 they are only really letting people stay if they live across the border. It's to cut down the number of bodies on the site


  • Registered Users Posts: 240 ✭✭ W221


    Tashbash wrote: »
    Hi Guys,
    Im waiting on a date for my medical but im nervous about the eyesight test as my right eye is quite bad and I wear glasses. Can anyone remember their medical and can tell me do they make you cover each eye and read the chart unaided or do you read it once with both eyes open.
    I'll pass no problem if both eyes are open but my right eye could fail me.

    Also do the letters change each time or is it a static board?

    You read it with your glasses on. They do have a correction standard published online and I guess as long as you’re within that you should be fine. Don’t be worrying about it. I failed mine initially due to blood pressure but I appealed and eventually passed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 240 ✭✭ W221


    SMS19 wrote: »
    Last I heard from somebody in the July intake its only people from outside NI that can stay unless you can give them special circumstances. Over hour travel each way seems to be an accepted special circumstance.

    What have you heard Nb1234?

    The only thing I spotted in my July pack was the application form to stay in GV. I didn’t see anything about who can or cannot stay other than the 35 mile requirement. I don’t have the pack to hand at the moment but I’ll get it and go through it to see if there’s anything there about non NI residents being the only people able to stay.


  • Registered Users Posts: 56 ✭✭ Tashbash


    W221 wrote: »
    You read it with your glasses on. They do have a correction standard published online and I guess as long as you’re within that you should be fine. Don’t be worrying about it. I failed mine initially due to blood pressure but I appealed and eventually passed.
    But do you not have to read it with your glasses off as well?
    I’m worrying cause I don’t think I’m within that standard with my glasses off. I printed off a Snellen chart and I’m struggling to see the second line down with my right eye on its own. I could so easily get a P and F mixed up and that’s me out. Pretty sure there’s no point appealing eyesight as they’re so strict with it

    I don’t even have a date for my medical this will be a long wait haha.


  • Registered Users Posts: 342 ✭✭ MrChew


    Tashbash wrote: »
    I’m worrying cause I don’t think I’m within that standard lol. I printed off a Snellen chart and I’m struggling to see the second line down with my right eye on its own. I could so easily get a P and F mixed up and that’s me out. Pretty sure there’s no point appealing eyesight as they’re so strict with it

    I don’t even have a date for my medical this will be a long wait haha.

    Tashbash, I created an account because I wanted to specifically address your concern and I think I can put your mind at ease.

    I too wear glasses and was concerned about the same thing. So, at my last opticians appointment, just before Covid kicked off, I showed her the requirements and asked her advice. You need 6/36 unaided binocularly. My optician confirmed this means using both eyes at the same time. So, provided you can read the second line of the Snellen chart with no glasses using both eyes at the same time, you should be fine. I would imagine they then have you put your glasses on and read the rest of the chart with each eye and then both.

    I hope that helps you!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 56 ✭✭ Tashbash


    MrChew wrote: »
    Tashbash, I created an account because I wanted to specifically address your concern and I think I can put your mind at ease.

    I too wear glasses and was concerned about the same thing. So, at my last opticians appointment, just before Covid kicked off, I showed her the requirements and asked her advice. You need 3/36 unaided binocularly. My optician confirmed this means using both eyes at the same time. So, provided you can read the second line of the Snellen chart with no glasses using both eyes at the same time, you should be fine. I would imagine they then have you put your glasses on and read the rest of the chart with each eye and then both.

    I hope that helps you!
    I really should have googled what binocularly means because I think I had it mixed up with bilateral... If the opticians were open I would have been straight in for advice like you were.
    Thank you so much, I can't believe how supportive this board is. I appreciate the help :)


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