Travel to campus and COVID-19
COVID-19 update – heightened restrictions
In response to the new, highly transmissible strain of the COVID-19 virus, the Scottish Government has announced new restrictions. These are intended to reduce the movement and interaction of people as much as possible. This has implications for those planning to travel to campus. This is only allowed under exceptional circumstances until restrictions are eased.
Restrictions summary – 18 January 2021
- Everyone should study and work from home unless this is not possible.
- Those in the shielding category should not come to campus at all.
- Those who are clinically vulnerable (though not on the shielding list) must complete a risk assessment before travelling to campus. Contact your dean/director to make these arrangements.
- All teaching will be online until at least the end of February and likely into March. There are a small number of limited exceptions where critical teaching/placement cannot be completed online.
- Students should remain in their current households until restrictions are lifted, or in the very few exceptional circumstances where there is face-to-face teaching/placements or there is a serious wellbeing concern.
- This semester can be completed fully online from home.
- Students whose international travel arrangements cannot be changed/delayed are permitted to return.
- You must have a negative test 72-hours prior to departure. Find out more about the types of test permitted and test providers.
- Travel corridors have been suspended. This means all international arrivals must quarantine (self-isolate) on arrival for 10 days, regardless of proof of a negative pre-departure test.
You can find more information about the University's response to the restrictions on our regularly-updated Coronavirus page.
The Scottish Government website provides up-to-date guidance on the process for people entering the UK, including steps you should take before you travel and access to forms you will need to fill out.
Please also make sure that you keep up-to-date with local travel restrictions in your own country that may