Coronavirus (Covid-19) updates for staff and students

Guidelines for our community during times of pandemic

Guidelines are now available on how our University community can act responsibly to help slow the spread of Covid-19.

(Updated 27 April 2022)

With the removal of restrictions, the University has put procedures in place to ensure that staff and students accessing University buildings have a safe work and study environment. It is everyone’s responsibility to protect the health and wellbeing of themselves, and as far as is reasonably possible, that of those around them.

The University will continue to follow the Scottish Government guidance and principles established for higher education.

The public health advice for people who feel unwell is to stay at home until they feel better, to reduce the risk of infecting other people. While we acknowledge that staff and students may have come onto campus with cold or flu-like symptoms in the past, you are urged to take a considerate and common sense approach. You therefore must not come onto campus if you have any transmissible symptoms that you believe may be infectious to others.

The First Minister confirmed on 13 April 2022 that on Monday 18 April face coverings are no longer required by law on public transport and in indoor spaces such as lecture rooms, classes and offices, libraries and study spaces. The Scottish Government continues to encourage the wearing of face coverings in certain indoor places, especially where significant numbers of people are present. The University is following this approach – we no longer require the use of face coverings in our buildings (including meeting rooms, lecture theatres, libraries, study spaces) however we continue to encourage their use.

Meeting and teaching room capacity limits have been removed. Note that our ventilation has already been tested against the full room capacity and guidance/risk assessment will be updated.

More information on the Covid-19 health and safety measures in place:

ON campus safety measures