Coronavirus (Covid-19) updates for staff and students

Asymptomatic testing in Semester 2

Information on voluntary asymptomatic testing and how you can get your tests.

In line with Scottish Government guidance, UG and PGT students should not return to campus until such time as on-campus teaching resumes, other than in specific special circumstances.

If you are planning to travel back to campus for any extenuating circumstances, you must notify the University before you travel and to let us know why you need to return to student accommodation under the current restrictions. If you do return to campus with no exceptional reason for doing so, then you will potentially be in breach of the law.

Notify us if you are travelling back to Edinburgh

We are offering asymptomatic Covid-19 testing until 30 June to students who are on-campus or those who are travelling to Edinburgh from elsewhere in the UK.

The tests are voluntary and you do not need to have been tested in order to attend in-person teaching. But we strongly encourage you to book a test as this will reduce the risk of you passing Covid-19 onto others.

For students travelling to Edinburgh from elswhere in the UK, you should book your tests prior to and on return from another household outside of the City of Edinburgh.

We are also offering regular repeat Covid-19 testing to students and staff who are visiting, studying or working on our campuses. You will be able to receive these tests twice a week.

Book a test