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Keeping you safe on campus

The Centre for Open Learning has been teaching on campus since June 2021 and students and staff have assured us they feel safe and well supported due to the measures we have in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19: 

Good Hygiene

The most effective way to prevent the spread is by practising good hygiene. Access to hand washing facilities (or to hand sanitiser) is available close to the entrance of buildings and all those entering are expected to use these facilities regularly. In addition, there are enhanced cleaning measures in place in all buildings. 


Ventilation is one of our key control measures and all of our spaces have been checked by specialists meaning that any areas without sufficient ventilation are now out of use. Signage is in place in teaching areas reminding users to open windows and ventilate spaces.

Face Coverings

Scottish Government guidance states that there are no physical distancing requirements for higher education settings however face coverings are mandatory indoors (unless exempt for medical reasons). Please note that staff are also exempt from wearing a face covering whilst teaching if they are able to maintain a 2m distance from students or are behind a physical barrier such as a Perspex screen.

Please note, current Scottish Government guidance in relation to Covid-19 states that face coverings will still be required by law until Monday 18 April in indoor spaces such as lecture rooms, classes and study spaces. It is anticipated that this will change after Monday 18 April and the link above will be updated as soon as details are known.

Find out more about the University of Edinburgh's COVID-19 health and safety measures here >