Health and safety measures on-campus

Face coverings

It is no longer a requirement to wear face coverings in public places.

Face-coverings will not be required on our campuses. However, we do encourage colleagues and students to wear face-coverings in indoor communal areas during times when they are particularly busy. This may include lecture change-over times or in café and hospitality settings during peak times.

We would also ask everyone to be sensitive to the needs of others who prefer to continue wearing face-coverings. We continue to support the distance aware scheme; lanyards are available from the University Library, and supplies will also be made available to colleagues and students at Garscube from the Gatehouse and Dumfries via the School Office.

Face coverings during exams

Students are required to use face coverings when entering, leaving or moving around an exam hall unless exempt

TestingFrom 18 April, the Scottish government is no longer asking people to test themselves regularly using lateral flow devices (LFD) if asymptomatic.

From this point the University will no longer have the facility to order LFD test kits via the universities and colleges testing programme and we will not be advising students and colleagues to test twice weekly.

From 1 May, we expect the national requirement for symptomatic PCR testing to end.  Until then, you should continue to isolate and book a PCR test if you develop symptoms of COVID-19.

After 1 May the University will continue to follow public health advice and ask people not to come onto campus if they consider they may be infectious, and work from home where able and if well enough to do so, in agreement with your line manager.

We will continue to liaise with Public Health Scotland to monitor transmission rates in the community.

If you have any questions, please contact the UofG Helpdesk.