Coronavirus (Covid-19) updates for staff and students

Information about Semester 2

The latest information and guidance about our Semester Two plans, returning to Edinburgh in January and accessing support.

To find out more about The University's support and guidance for Semester Two, visit our student webpages:

Information for students

Latest Scottish Government guidance  (UPDATED: 15 January)

On Monday 4th January the Scottish Government announced further restrictions that are being brought in across Scotland following the emergence of a new, highly contagious strain of the Coronavirus. On Friday 8th January, the Scottish Government announced that university students will be taught online throughout January and February.

We have published further information below about what these new restrictions will mean for you.

For the latest Scottish Government advice, please visit:

International travel

From 4am GMT on Monday 18th January, passengers travelling to Scotland from outside the Common Travel Area must have a valid negative Covid-19 test result, taken no more than three days before the scheduled time of departure. Further information can be found on the Scottish Government website

Teaching, learning and research

Below we have outlined some key points about what the Scottish Government restrictions will mean for you:

Returning to campus


 Services and facilities

 Advice and support