Bayes Centre

Bayes - COVID-19 updates

Latest information and advice regarding the Bayes Centre approach to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

University of Edinburgh

For the latest information and advice see: Coronavirus updates

Bayes Centre update - 2 November

The Bayes Centre is committed to returning to normal service as quickly as is possible.  We will continue to follow Scottish Government and University advice, and encourage occupant groups, members and partners to contact us to discuss opportunities for returning to the building.  Whilst the next few months will require an awareness of revised H&S expectations (and compliance with new social distancing guidelines), we will continue to work with colleagues and collaborators to support the necessary adjustments.  Our building is ready for reoccupation, with frontline reception, café and teaching services now operational from 9-5pm Mon-Fri.  Please contact if you want to start to make plans to return​​​​​​, or to arrange a re-induction to the building.

Throughout the past few months, we have continued to support our colleagues and collaborators remotely, and were delighted to virtually host EIE on 14th October 2020. The Bayes Centre team continues to coordinate a range of education and entrepreneurship activities and has been delighted to welcome new co-located partners during the past few weeks.  We have continued to publish newsletters throughout the pandemic period, with an archive of past editions now available online.

We will continue to update our news and events pages, and (for internal colleagues, via SharePoint) are providing project specific updates and monthly progress reports.  For further information on project delivery, strategy development, or a planned return to the building, please contact us as follows:


Leading On


Michael Rovatsos

Strategy, government liaison and themed research opportunities

Jim Ashe

Business development, corporate accelerator and incubation programmes

Teresa Ironside

Education, technology enhanced learning, workforce development and DSTI    

Steve Ewing

Entrepreneurship opportunities, Informatics Ventures and EIE-20

Neil McGillivray

Strategy, delivery, resourcing, DDI liaison and University engagement

Rachel Summers

Programme management, milestones and KPI tracking

Natalia Gibczynska         

Facilities, maintenance, health & safety and frontline services

Stacey Johnstone

Communications, marketing and news

Bayes Reception

General enquiries

This short film provides a snapshot of the measures that you will see in place when you return:

Video: Information for staff returning to campus
Video for staff providing insight into what campus will look like when they return.

This short video demonstrates the route to take when queueing/entering G.03, queueing for the Cafe and exiting the Bayes Centre:

Video: Covid reopening Bayes
Covid reopening Bayes

Facilities Information and General Resources

Some information which may be helpful can be found below, whilst this may be subject to change, we will ensure this information continues to be updated.

General Resources

Further information on a variety of resources and platforms which provide valuable services in the current situation.

Volunteer and Funding Calls

Calls for specific expertise and volunteers to help testing for SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 and to gain survey responses to further investigate the pandemic.

Members & Partners

Bayes commitment to continuity of business for our community.

Essential Purpose Access

Please review our updated facilities and building access information.