Coronavirus (Covid-19) updates for staff and students

Self-isolation support (students)

Guidance, advice and support for students self-isolating.

You will need to self-isolate if:

  • You have travelled to Scotland and are not exempt from self-isolation requirements (guidance on who needs to self-isolate after travelling internationally can be found on the Scottish Government website).

  • You have symptoms of Covid-19 - please arrange a PCR test.

  • You are a close contact of someone who has tested positive (if you aren't fully vaccinated).

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 see our guidance on self-isolation for more advice on when you require to self-isolate and when you can end self-isolation.

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.

You must also inform us if you receive a positive test result for Covid-19. This must be done even if you have already completed the form to advise us that you are self-isolating. 

Self-isolation contact form

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

Data Protection - Privacy notice

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.

Self-isolation activities

We want to make sure that you still feel connected to our community while in self-isolation. There is also a whole host of activities, including online social events, ways to keep active, and things to keep you busy while you’re self-isolating.

Self-Isolation, quarantine activities and support

What to do if you need to self-isolate

Please make sure you understand what you should do if you are required to self-isolate.

University accommodation

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

Private accommodation

The Covid-19 Support service provides guidance, advice and support for students self-isolating in private accommodation.

Mental health and wellbeing support

We recognise that self-isolation can be hard and we have a range of resources to support you.

Financial support

If you need to self-isolate and are struggling with money, you may be eligible for financial support.