Coronavirus (Covid-19) updates for staff and students


Covid-19 related information and guidance for University of Edinburgh staff.

Latest updates for staff (17 May 2021)

On Monday 17 May, the majority of Scotland (with the exception of areas in Level 3, which includes Glasgow and Moray) moved to Level 2 restrictions

Staff currently working from home should continue to do so where possible, unless advised otherwise by your line manager. 

For information on travel restrictions, please see the Health, Safety and Travel pages. 

Latest updates to our Covid-19 information for staff: 

Staff are strongly encouraged to keep up to date by regularly reading this dedicated information on staff and employment matters, additional guidance for managers and the additional information on health, safety and travel.

Informing the University if you're self-isolating

Please let the University know if you (or someone you line manage) are self-isolating and/or have tested positive for Covid-19.

Covid-19 reporting

Pay and employment policies

Information for staff around pay, furlough, annual leave, absence reporting, childcare and vaccination.

On-campus, home, and hybrid working

Information and guidance for staff around working arrangements due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Support and guidance

Information and resources to support staff including health and wellbeing, visa and immigration and support for research staff.

Additional guidance for managers

Guidance for managers including the use of furlough, recording absences, managing staff who are working from home or working on campus, recruitment and on-boarding new staff.

Respite days

The Senior Leadership Team have agreed that staff will receive two respite days over Easter weekend 2021.

Entering and returning to the UK

Information and support for staff currently living and working overseas and who will be entering or returning to the UK during enhanced travel restrictions, including the requirement to isolate at home or in managed hotel accommodation.