Chaplaincy

Using the Chaplaincy 21/22 - FAQs

Details of using The Chaplaincy during academic year 21/22. We outline how to use The Chaplaincy during Semester 2 of academic year 21/22 with the impact of Covid-19 guidance and what might be different.

Is The Chaplaincy open?

Yes, we are open on weekdays from 9:30am-5pm. 

 

What do I need to do when I come into the building? 

Photograph of the Chaplaincy foyer, there is green signage with the text "Please keep your distance". To the right hand side of the stairs is a hand sanitiser dispenser

If you are feeling unwell or showing symptoms of COVID-19 you must not enter the building. 

We ask that when you come into the centre that you wear a mask, unless you are medically exempt, and when you are moving around the building.

This helps keep our staff and everyone accessing the building safe. 

When you come into the building there will be signage directing you to sanitise your hands.

We are asking everyone moving around The Centre to be mindful of other users particularly on the stairs which are quite narrow and in spaces like the toilets.

Guidance on numbers will be located on the doors. 

Is the social drop in open? 

Yes - from Monday 17th of January 2022 our social drop-in in The Chaplaincy Auditorium is open weekdays from 9:30am- 4:30pm. 

Students and staff are welcome to use the auditorium to work in or to meet with friends. We ask that everyone wears a mask while moving around the auditorium and adhere to government and university Covid-19 guidelines when using this space. 

The kitchen will remain closed at this time and there will be no access to tea or coffee facilities. We will continue to review this decision and hope to open this as soon as we can. 

Students and staff are welcome to bring there own drinks and food to consume. 

Are events running at the centre or online? 

We are running a mixture of online and in person events this semester. 

Details of all Chaplaincy events can be found here

Our drop-ins at the Chaplaincy Centre are on a first come first served basis. When you arrive you will be asked to add your name and contact number to the attendance form for Test and Protect purposes. This data will be kept by The Chaplaincy for 21 days and then destroyed. 

If you are using any equipment you will be asked to wipe this down at the end of the session once you have finished using it. 

Is the Listening Service available? 

Yes the Listening Service is available and details of how to arrange an appointment can be found here. The Listening Service is available weekdays 9am-5pm. 

We would encourage you where possible to email us directly at listening.service@ed.ac.uk to arrange an appointment.