Under the Scottish Government’s latest COVID-19 guidance, the Stirling Council area will move into Level 4 restrictions from 6pm today, Friday 20 November, until Friday 11 December.
COVID-19: updates and information
Current COVID protection level in Stirling: level 4
Updated: Tuesday 24 November 2020
Follow the government guidelines that apply to all
Only socialise with their household
Book access to campus facilities and home deliveries online
Download the Protect Scotland app
Contact Student Support Services if they feel anxious
Visit the mobile testing centre in the East Car Park or Stirling City Centre, if needed
Read the Scottish Government information listed above
Students should not
Host or attend house parties
Meet anyone who is not in your household indoors in your home or in their home
Meet with more than one other household outdoors and only in a group of up to six people
Play team sports
Use public transport unless it is necessary for work or study
Travel home until the end of the three week Level 4 restrictions period
Scotland currently has a system of COVID protection levels with varying protections and restrictions. The Stirling local authority area will move to Level 4 restrictions from 6pm, Friday 20 November, until Friday 11 December.
- Check the protection level for your area on the Scottish Government website and find out what you can and cannot do based on the local area that you live, work and travel in.
The restrictions announced are in addition to the Scottish Government measures implemented on Sunday 27 September. These imposed nationwide restrictions on visiting inside other households and guidance for students on visits home.
Read the Scottish Government guidance on:
What to expect
- The University remains open to students and staff.
- Student accommodation remains open.
- Students are asked to remain at their term-time address and not to travel home until the end of the three week restrictions period.
- You are allowed to travel to the University for work and study. Avoid public transport unless absolutely necessary.
- The vast majority of learning and teaching will be delivered online for the next three weeks.
- The study zones in the library and Atrium are open, with a booking service in place.
- The library will continue to offer a click-and-collect service for hard-copy materials; the vast majority of resources are also available digitally.
- The pharmacy and Co-op will operate normal opening hours.
- Student Support Services remain available to all students.
- Scran, Refresh and The Pod at Pathfoot will be open for takeaways only. Take away food must be consumed either outside, or in your student accommodation.
- The Sports Centre will be closed for three weeks. Extra online fitness classes are available.
- The Students' Union services remain available remotely. The Union Shop in the Atrium will close for three weeks.
- The Macrobert Arts Centre is temporarily closed.
- Existing restrictions on visiting other households remain.
Going home for the winter break
We know many students are keen to return home for the Christmas holidays. The Scottish Government has announced plans for helping students to return safely, through a programmed of testing, staggered departures and additional support. A new programme of 'no symptoms' testing will run from 30 November to 9 December. Find out how to get an on-campus no symptoms test for changing households at Christmas.
Students who wish to return home are also encouraged to voluntarily reduce socialising for two weeks before they leave. This is particularly important for households with vulnerable family members.
Changes to on-campus hospitality
The new restrictions mean changes to hospitality provision on campus.
In line with Level 4 restrictions, take away food must be consumed either outside, or in your student accommodation. Eating inside at our food outlets is not permitted. Thank you for your understanding in this matter and we are sorry for any inconvenience.
In line with Level 4 restrictions, the bar remains closed until restrictions ease.
|Scran, the Atrium||
Opening times (takeaway and delivery):
Monday – Sunday: 9am – 10pm
Free delivery on campus: 5pm – 10pm every day
|Refresh at Willow Court||
Opening times (takeaway):
Monday – Friday: 8.30am – 10pm
Saturday – Sunday: 10am – 10pm
*Please note alcohol is not available and, after 6pm, Refresh is only open to student residents. After this time, student identification will be required before service is provided.
|The Pod at Pathfoot||
Opening times (takeaway):
Monday – Friday: 8am – 3pm
Testing in Stirling
If you require a COVID-19 test then you have two centres which you can visit. There's a mobile testing unit in the East Car Park on the University campus and a walk-through testing facility in Stirling City Centre.
Mobile testing unit location
A new mobile testing unit opened on campus on Wednesday 30 September in the East Car Park. This is located between the Innovation Park and Stirling Court Hotel. The unit offers walk-in and drive-through appointments from 10 am – 5 pm every day.
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. We're offering lateral flow 'no symptoms' tests to students planning to change their household over the holidays.
Note: 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.
Keep up to date with the latest news, briefings and campaigns on higher education and COVID-19.
As well as our own extensive Student Support Services, the University offers access to support through Togetherall. Togetherall is a digital mental health support service which is available online, 24/7, and is completely anonymous so you can express yourself freely and openly. Professionally trained guides monitor the community to ensure the safety and anonymity of all members.
In addition to Togetherall’s online community, there are a wealth of useful resources you can work through, including tailored self-help courses on anxiety, sleep, depression and many more.
This service is available to all students and staff. Find out more about Togetherall.