Coronavirus (Covid-19) updates for staff and students

Covid-19 symptoms and testing

Advice on symptoms and available testing options.

If you get any of the Covid-19 symptoms (a new persistent cough, a high temperature or a loss of taste/ smell) you will need to self-isolate and book a test to check if you have Covid-19.

You can book a test by calling 0800 028 2816 or visiting the NHS Website.

NHS Covid-19 testing advice

Edinburgh test centre

The new “walk through” test centre in Edinburgh city centre is now operational at the Usher Hall on Lothian Road. You will still need to arrange a test in advance by booking a time on the NHS Inform website.

NHS inform Coronavirus (COVID-19): Testing

Letting the University know

You should also let the University know if you need to self-isolate by completing our self-isolation contact form.

Self-isolation contact form

If you have informed the University that you are self-isolating and then subsequently test positive for Covid-19, you will need to resubmit this form and let us know about the positive test.

Worsening symptoms

If you feel unwell, or your symptoms get worse, please call 111 which is the NHS 24/7 helpline if you have an urgent medical problem and need help. If it is an emergency, call 999 immediately.