COVID-19: updates and information

Updated: Wednesday, 30 September 2020


As the UK COVID-19 threat level has increased, there are new measures being taken to minimise virus spread. This page contains a message from the Principal and advice and guidance on the new restrictions.

This page will be updated regularly with the latest information and advice. There is a Google translate button to assist those who would prefer to read this content in another language. 


The Scottish Government has introduced new restrictions and guidance to help minimise the spread of COVID-19. These include nationwide restrictions on visiting inside other households

On Sunday 27 September, the Scottish Government published information on seeing friends and family, travel, and guidance for students on visits home.

Read the Scottish Government guidance on:

Mobile testing unit on campus

From Wednesday 30 September, a new mobile testing unit has been set up in the East Car Park. This is located between the Innovation Park and Stirling Court Hotel. The facility will provide access for walk-in and drive through appointments and will be operational 10am to 5pm

Students should

Students should not

  • Host or attend house parties

  • Meet with people outside of their household

Message from the Principal – new mobile testing unit on campus

Wednesday 30 September 2020

Dear Students

A new mobile COVID-19 testing unit has arrived on campus, providing rapid access to testing for students, staff and members of the public.

Located in the East Car Park (across from the bus hub) from today (30 September), anyone experiencing symptoms of coronavirus can book a test at the mobile centre via the NHS Inform website. Test results will be available within 48 hours.

The unit is operated by the Scottish Ambulance Service and we have been working closely with them, the local authority and NHS, to get this mobile service up and running. The facility will provide improved access for walk-in and drive through appointments and will be operational 10 am to 5 pm.

The unit plays an important role in NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect programme which is controlling the spread of COVID-19 in the community. It is specifically to provide testing for symptomatic cases; those people experiencing a high temperature or fever, new continuous cough or loss of or change in sense of smell or taste. It will ensure that testing is as accessible as possible for everyone and will help the University to continue to mitigate the spread of the virus.

Please continue to check this webpage, which we are updating regularly with the latest information relating to COVID-19.

Thank you for your continued efforts to make sure our campus remains a safe environment for everyone.

Best wishes,

Professor Gerry McCormac
Principal and Vice-Chancellor

Principal Gerry McCormac

Latest updates

Message from the Principal – COVID-19 new restrictions

In light of the significant outbreaks at universities across Scotland, all 19 Scottish higher education institutions have collectively agreed to strengthen existing measures where we can and to directly ask our students to support these measures and to take some additional actions to help safeguard public health.

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 Scotlands health information and advice service. 

Find out more on NHS inform 


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

Find out more from GOV.SCOT


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


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