COVID-19: updates and information

Updated: 27 April 2022

All COVID rules and restrictions have been lifted in Scotland, but it is important to follow guidelines and stay vigilant. You can read a detailed overview of current Scottish Government guidance on their website, including information on face coverings, COVID-19 testing and vaccinations. 

We will continue to monitor Government guidance carefully and will keep you up to date on the impact of any changing requirements. 

Health, hygiene and safety measures on campus

We will continue to adhere to all Scottish Government guidelines as a minimum. On campus this means:

  • In line with Scottish Government advice we continue to strongly encourage the use of protective measures, including wearing face coverings on public transport and in all indoor communal spaces on campus, unless you are in a hospitality setting or if an exemption applies, to help combat the spread of the virus.
  • We'll be cleaning more throughout our buildings to make sure all study, teaching and social spaces are as safe as possible. We will clean and disinfect to government-advised standards. 
  • We will provide additional hand sanitising stations and cleaning materials throughout campus. 
  • Sanitising wipes will be available for safer use of electronic equipment.
  • We have increased natural ventilation by requiring windows and doors (except fire doors) to remain open and increased mechanical ventilation in line with Scottish Government guidance.
  • We have risk assessed numbers permitted in teaching spaces.
  • You can reserve and order food on campus with the app called ‘Food at Stirling’ or alternatively via the QR codes shown at each outlet.

COVID-19 vaccines and testing

NHS Scotland strongly recommends that everyone who is eligible should get COVID-19 vaccines as the best available form of protection against Coronavirus. Vaccines are available at our on-campus pharmacy. To book an appointment, phone the national COVID-19 vaccination helpline on 0800 030 8013 (open 8am - 8pm, seven days a week) or visit the NHS Inform website.

As of the end of April 2022, COVID-19 testing will be targeted for clinical care. Anyone working in social or healthcare should access tests from and report results to the NHS in the normal way.

How you'll be taught

Our general approach is to carry out as much in-person teaching as we can safely deliver. We plan to deliver an increase in face-to-face teaching, based on feedback and the progress made during the Autumn semester. Read more about how you'll be taught.

Other resources

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. 

 

NHS Inform

Get the latest information and advice from Scotland's health information and advice service. 

Find out more on NHS inform 

GOV.SCOT

Get the latest information on the Coronavirus situation in Scotland from the Scottish Government.

Find out more from GOV.SCOT

GOV.UK

Get more Coronavirus information and the latest guidance and support from the UK Government. 

Find out more from GOV.UK

Universities Scotland

Keep up to date with the latest news, briefings and campaigns on higher education and COVID-19.

Find out more from Universities Scotland

Togetherall

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.