Coronavirus (Covid-19) updates for staff and students

University accommodation

Guidance, advice and support for students self-isolating in University managed accommodation.

You will need to self-isolate if:

  • You have travelled to Scotland from a country which is not exempt from quarantine requirements

  • You have symptoms of Covid-19;

  • You have been contacted by the NHS Test and Protect team and identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 symptoms

  • A member of your household has tested positive for Covid-19 or is displaying symptoms. The way we have defined “Households” is in line with government guidance, which defined households in student accommodation around shared facilities such as bathrooms, kitchens and pantries.

If you are self-isolating because someone in your household has tested positive - even if you have not met them or had recent contact with them - you may have still come into contact with the virus from shared facilities.

Please read the Scottish Government guidelines for further information on who needs to self-isolate:

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Test and Protect

Tell us you are self-isolating

If you’re self-isolating, you will need to let the University know by completing our self-isolation contact form. We can then ensure you receive all available support to help you during this period.

Self-isolation contact form

Covid-19 symptoms and testing

Advice on symptoms and available testing options.

Self-isolating after travelling from overseas

What you will need to do if you have to self-isolate after travelling internationally to the UK.

Hygiene, supplies and medicine

Advice on keeping your space clean and access to shared areas.

Support during self-isolation

University, Residence life, and external sources of support during your period of self-isolation.

Meal deliveries

Provisions in place for self-isolation meal deliveries.

Returning home to self-isolate

It is recommended you stay at your term-time address whenever possible.

Academic and study support

While you are self-isolating, you will still be able to study online, if you feel well enough.

Complaints regarding Student Accommodation

Please address complaints to the Accommodation team initially as they are best placed to resolve matters quickly and directly.

Accommodation Support Form

Alternatively you can email the University’s complaints team: complaints@ed.ac.uk