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 31 March to those students who are on-campus.

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 if you do need to return to Edinburgh from another part of the UK, as this will reduce the risk of you passing Covid-19 onto others.

You should book a test as close to your return as possible - please remember that you must make two separate bookings using this form. If you are an undergraduate student, you should book your tests to coincide with the date you return to your term time accommodation. Your school should have been in contact with you regarding this and more details are available at Information about Semester 2.

Book a test

Video: Travelling home and asymptomatic testing
We are asking all students to play their part and help protect their families and communities by booking a Covid-19 test. It is easy to do, takes less than ten minutes and our team of staff are on-hand to support you at every step.