Staying in your accommodation

The Scottish Government has set guidelines to help prevent COVID-19 transmission. This means there are extra guidelines for students living in University accommodation. The guidance is in place to keep our whole community safe. Please read all of this guidance so you know what is expected of you.

Protecting yourself and your flatmates

To keep everyone in your home safer, you must:

  • Follow good personal hygiene, washing your hands regularly
  • Clean shared areas, kitchens/shower rooms/toilets before and after every use
  • Wash, dry and put away dishes as soon as possible after use
  • Take out rubbish daily, double bagging waste where necessary to prevent spills
  • Pay your rent via the online portal to minimise in-person contact

Fire alarms 

  • If an alarm sounds, evacuate as normal. Keep your distance from others as much as practical at the muster point. Do not return until advised to do so by a member of staff or the fire service
  • Take extra care when cooking, do not smoke in the building, do not use kettles etc in your room, only activate self-heating pots in the kitchen, release the steam before taking to your room to eat

Guidance on visits home

Before visiting home you should carefully read the Scottish Government guidance on travelling safely.

If you or a flatmate develop Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms

If you develop COVID-19 symptoms, advice on what to do is available via the NHS Inform Stay at home guide. If you self-isolate, please let the University know by completing this short online form.