Edinburgh is a safe and small city and easy to get around on foot or by bike. It’s full of green spaces; parks, squares, hills and gardens. There’s plenty of room to exercise, relax and to study safely.
Most shops, bars, restaurants and cafés in the city are open with health and safety measures in place. Other leisure facilities, like cinemas and sports centres, have plans in place to open safely as soon as possible in line with Scottish Government guidance.
Stay safe and protect each other during the Covid-19 pandemic
Edinburgh is a safe city with a low crime rate, but it is still important that you pay attention to your personal safety. You should be aware of the laws in the UK and Scotland while you are living here.