COVID -19 (coronavirus)
Information for students and staff - Attending college or university safely in the new academic year.
For all the latest information on the Covid pandemic and guideance from Scottish Govenment please visit - Coronavirus in Scotland - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)
Most people no longer need to take a coronavirus test.
Everyone in Scotland (including students) can still access COVID-19 testing if:
- you work in NHS health or social care settings in a patient facing role (including students on clinical placements)
- you're going into hospital for surgery or a procedure
- you're visiting a hospital or care home
- you're an unpaid carer
- you develop symptoms, are isolating and want to apply for the self-isolation support grant
- you develop symptoms and have a health condition which means you’re eligible for new coronavirus treatments
Please see the information below and for further updates, staff and students are requested to monitor their email accounts, and check this web page, Facebook and Twitter.
If you require any further information or advice contact us on 01851 770000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Stay at home
Even without a positive test, everyone, including students, should stay at home and avoid contact with other people if they have symptoms of a respiratory infection such as COVID-19 and:
- have a high temperature or
- do not feel well enough to go to work, attend college or university or carry out normal activities
Do this until you no longer have a high temperature (if you had one) or until you feel better.
There is further advice on what to do if you test positive for COVID-19.
The best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 is to get vaccinated. All students in Scotland are eligible for vaccinations:
- check how many vaccine doses you are eligible for using the NHS Inform self-help guide
- how to register for your first dose of the vaccine
- How to find your closest vaccine drop-in clinic or contact your institution for further information
- get your vaccine when offered to ensure you are fully protected
- stay at home if you’re unwell with symptoms or have a fever
- open windows when socialising indoors
- wear a face covering in indoor public places and on public transport
- wash your hands to protect yourself
Guidance for institutions