Daily updates: 1 April 2020
- Health, safety and travel: the University Pharmacy remains open as an essential service and is offering deliveries
Current students: updated advice and support about keeping in touch with the University and special circumstances
Staff: new and updated FAQs about extra annual leave over Easter, carrying annual leave forward, childcare vouchers and the workplace nursery scheme
The information provided reflects current UK Government advice. If you have any concerns about your own health, please consult with your own GP (in hours) or NHS 24 (out of hours). For general information, you can call the NHS coronavirus hotline on 0800 028 2816 or visit the NHS Inform website.
Updates and information on the current Novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak
The University of Edinburgh has been closely monitoring the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak and liaising with government and NHS agencies to get their latest advice on public health guidance.
Following lockdown restrictions implemented by the UK and Scottish Governments, only ‘essential-services’ should be operating on campus from Tuesday 24 March 2020 onwards.
Online provision of teaching and administrative support is now in place and will be improved further, with counselling, research and study spaces adapting to the changing situation to ensure the health and safety of our students and frontline staff is protected as much as possible.
The FAQs below provide the latest health advice and support, along with additional guidance for applicants, students and staff. We will update these pages daily and continue to email students and staff with the latest guidance.
Coronavirus update from the Principal
In his latest message, the Principal and Vice-Chancellor thanks all members of the University community for their courage, conviction, passion, and innovation in responding to the challenges of the pandemic and looks forward to a strong future.
General advice and support for all students and staff including information on University services, health and self-isolation, travel and official resources.
Additional guidance on academic matters and the support available for students currently studying at the University of Edinburgh.