Coronavirus (Covid-19) updates for staff and students

Latest update (27 September):

There are currently a small number of positive cases among our student population, all of whom are self-isolating. We are working with NHS Lothian’s Health Protection team to ensure that these students, and those around them, are provided with the information and support they need.   

In agreement with NHS Lothian’s Health Protection Team and partners we are not asking for whole Halls of student accommodation to self-isolate. We are asking students who have attended parties recently to be vigilant regarding any Covid-19 symptoms and for all students to follow guidance as appropriate.

We are continuing to monitor the situation, keeping our students and staff informed as appropriate, and following all Scottish Government guidance. We are providing care and support - including mental health support - to those self-isolating both in University-owned and private accommodation.

  • Please contact if you have any concerns or questions that are not answered on these webpages
  • If you are not contacted directly as part of this process, you can continue to attend classes/lectures, or work as normal
  • If you have any concerns about your health in the meantime, or if you need to book a Covid-19 test because you have developed symptoms (high temperature, a new continuous cough and/or a loss or change in sense of smell or taste) please visit the NHS Inform website or for non-clinical advice call 0800 028 2816. Remember to stay at home if anyone in your household has symptoms of Covid-19. 

Support in a crisisStudent Covid-19 Support Service | Good Citizen Guide | Staff Covid-19 reporting | NHS Scotland Test and Protect app

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.

How the University will support and continue to pay staff during the Coronavirus outbreak, including guidance for those able to work from home.

Information for prospective students on our application process, entry requirements, events and accommodation during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Find out how The University of Edinburgh community, researchers and experts are responding to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

A complete list of the Covid-19 updates that have been emailed to all students.