Coronavirus (Covid-19) updates for staff and students

Covid-19 reporting (staff)

Guidance for staff who are required to self-isolating and/or have tested positive for Covid-19.

If you (or someone you line manage) need to self-isolate, please contact the University:

Informing the University if you are self-isolating

You will also need to contact your manager and let them know that you are self-isolating. 

PLEASE NOTE: 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.

Once you have completed your self-isolation or are no longer required to self-isolate due to being fully vaccinated and receiving a negative Covid-19 PCR test, please let us know by completing the form below:

Let us know if you have ended self-isolation


You will need to self-isolate if:

  • You have symptoms of Covid-19 or have received a positive Covid test result (LFD or PCR). If you have a positive TestEd result, please conform this via an LFD or PCR test.
  • You are a close contact of someone who has tested positive. This can be as a household member (all household members are considered close contacts) or you have been identified by other means (NHS TEST and Protect or UoE Covid Hub Team) as a close contact.

Further guidance on self-isolation (including on when you can end self-isolation), Test and Protect and the Protect Scotland app can be found in our management of cases of Covid-19 pages.


You can find out guidance on who needs to self-isolate and for how long on the Scottish Government website:

Guidance on who needs to self-isolate

Data Protection

We have updated (October 2021) our privacy notice which covers what we do with the data of those staff and students who report to us they are Covid-19 positive.

Absence reporting

Guidance on absence reporting and working from home while self-isolating can be found on our Staff Covid-19 FAQs:

Absence reporting and self-isolating

Related links

University health, safety and travel information

Staff Covid-19 FAQs