18 March 2021: The First Minister of Scotland has announced COVID-19 restrictions will begin to be gradually eased from 2 April 2021.
COVID-19: updates and information
COVID protection level in Stirling: Level 4 [gov.scot]
Updated: Tuesday 20 April 2021
All of mainland Scotland is currently under level 4 restrictions. All staff and students should continue to follow the latest public health and University guidance.
The First Minister confirmed that all parts of Scotland will move to Level 3 from Monday 26 April. The remaining travel restrictions within Scotland will be lifted and travel within the UK will be permitted for any purpose. See the Scottish Government website for further details and the timetable for further easing of restrictions. The First Minister said the aim was for the whole of Scotland to move to Level 2 on 17 May.
This page will be updated regularly to reflect any changes in government guidance. Please check back often.
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What to expect – restrictions summary
The current restrictions are designed to reduce the movement and interaction of people as much as possible. These mean changes to study, work and campus facilities. We will update this guidance as/when the rules change.
The tabs below contain area-specific restriction information.
COVID-19 testing in Stirling
If you need a COVID-19 test, there are two centres you can visit. There's a mobile testing unit in the East Car Park on the University campus or a walk-through testing facility in Stirling City Centre.
If you're not sure what type of COVID-19 test you need, read our guide on choosing the right test
Mobile testing unit
The mobile testing unit (MTU) is located between the Innovation Park and Stirling Court Hotel. The unit offers walk-through and drive-through appointments from 10am - 5pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. The MTU will also have appointments on three additional days. These are:
- Monday 12 April
- Thursday 15 April
- Thursday 6 May
You can book your slot through the NHS COVID test referral portal.
East Car Park
The mobile testing unit is between the Stirling Court Hotel and Innovation Park. The location is highlighted pink on this map.
No symptoms testing
Some people with COVID-19 infection will have very few or no symptoms. Testing people with no symptoms can help protect family and friends. Please note the test centre is operating reduced hours until at least mid-February due to the delayed return to campus.
Remember: you must not book a test, or turn up for a pre-booked test if you have symptoms. You must go to the walk-in test centre at the East Car Park.
Remember to check the NHS, Scottish and UK Government pages. They will contain the most up-to-date information and advice on the COVID-19 situation and what to do if you are affected by it.
Get the latest information and advice from Scotlands health information and advice service.
Get the latest information on the Coronavirus situation in Scotland from the Scottish Government.
Get more Coronavirus information and the latest guidance and support from the UK Government.
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