COVID recovery routemap

A plan to restart building and activity operations for each of the 5 Scottish Government protection levels 4 to 0.

Academic activity

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Teaching and teaching laboratories

Level 4 protection

Only essential practical placement and critical face-to-face small group in-person teaching.

Work from home remains default for staff unless attendance on campus is essential for teaching activity.

Level 3 protection [from 26 April 2021]

Additional small group teaching, including essential lab activity, can be carried out on campus.

Work from home remains the default for staff unless attendance on campus is essential for teaching activity.

Level 2 protection [from 5 June in Glasgow]

Final element of student return commences and increased small group teaching permitted. This will be constrained by COVID protective measures, such as 2m distancing and occupancy limits on rooms.

Level 1 protection 

As at Level 2

Level 0 protection [from 19 July]

In line with our published planning assumptions, physical distancing in teaching spaces will continue to be one metre for Semester One and classes will generally not exceed 50 students. Subject to alignment with sectoral guidance, the University will plan to remove physical distancing in Semester Two, and will confirm plans for this in October 2021.

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Library and study spaces

Level 4 protection

University Library and Reading Room open as study space subject to restrictions. Limited additional PG study space open under School control.

Small number of rooms available to students on a bookable basis for individual study.

Level 3 protection [from 26 April 2021]

University Library and Reading Room remain open as study space only.

James McCune Smith will open as study space and additional bookable study space opened.

Level 2 protection [from 5 June in Glasgow]

University Library and Reading Room remain open as study space only. JMSLH open, along with additional study spaces, subject to COVID restrictions. 

Level 1 protection 

As at Level 2.

Level 0 protection [from 19 July]

As at Level 2.

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Research laboratories, associated  administrative areas

Level 4 protection

Labs open for essential work. Work from home is default for all other activities.

Occupancy limits and COVID precautions in place and managed locally by Colleges.

Level 3 protection [from 26 April 2021]

Research that can only take place in research laboratories and research facilities can take place.

Work from home remains the default for all other activities. Enhanced protection measures and occupancy limits remain in place, and managed locally by Schools, Research Institutes and Colleges.

Level 2 protection [from 5 June in Glasgow]

Research is permitted subject to 2m distancing and occupancy limits.

Level 1 protection 

Research is permitted subject to 2m distancing and occupancy limits.

Level 0 protection [from 19 July]

Physical distancing in research labs and associated accommodation will reduce to one metre on 19 July and be removed when we move beyond Level 0, subject to local risk assessments. Face coverings will be required when moving around indoors. The requirement to wear a face covering when seated indoors will be lifted from 19 July.

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Academic and administrative offices

Level 4 protection

Essential work/research only, subject to local arrangements. Working from home is the default position. 

Level 3 protection [from 26 April 2021]

Essential work/research only, subject to local arrangements. Working from home remains the default.

Use of offices for research analysis associated with labs and facilities is permitted.  This is subject to occupancy levels set by and managed through Schools, Research Institutes and Colleges (when practical to maximise research productivity).

Level 2 protection [From 5 June in Glasgow]

As at Level 3, with increasing availability of offices for research analysis associated with labs and facilities.

Level 1 protection 

As at Level 3.

Level 0 protection [from 19 July]

As at Level 3. 

It is anticipated that most colleagues may, if appropriate, return one day per week from 1 September and, two days per week from 1 October. From 1 November there will be no specific restrictions although it is expected that most colleagues will adopt a hybrid working pattern, where this type of work is feasible.

There will also be a limited amount of office space available from 19 July for office-based colleagues who are unable to work from home. 

 

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Student support and services

Level 4 protection

Student support by phone and online but distanced face-to-face is an option if required. Essential  face-to-face student visa work continuing at Fraser Building.

Level 3 protection [from 26 April 2021]

Student support by phone and online continued. Planned increased of service at Fraser Building information/helpdesk. Distanced face-to face meetings an option for significant wellbeing issues.

Level 2 protection [From 5 June in Glasgow]

Increased level of face-to-face student support, targetted at emergency support and wellbeing.

Level 1 protection 

Return to provision of near normal student academic advising/support and counselling services, including (distanced) one-to-one meetings.

Level 0 protection [from 19 July]

Re-introduction of counter based student reception areas within schools.

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Fieldwork, placement and travel

Level 4 protection

Travel not permitted unless justifiable for essential work or education reasons.

International travel very restricted with quarantine regulations in place.

Level 3 protection [from 26 April 2021]

Scottish travel restrictions lifted but restrictions on travel to and from island communities may remain. Restrictions to rest of UK and to CTA forecast to be lifted soon after 26 April.

Risk-assessed fieldwork can commence. International quarantine regulations may still apply for non-CTA travel and may involve hotel costs.

Level 2 protection [from 5 June in Glasgow]

UK and CTA travel travel restrictions lifted but some restriction on travel to an from island communities may remain. International travel restrictions not expected to be lifted.

Level 1 protection 

Similar to Level 2.

Level 0 protection [from 19 July]

Expected that most domestic and international travel will resume by this time or shortly afterwards

Quarantine measures may be subject to change.

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Buildings and infrastructure

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Museums and galleries

Level 4 protection

Closed to public.

Level 3 protection [expected from 26 April 2021]

Hunterian Museum

From 1 May: open Fri, Sat, Sun 11:00 - 17:00.

Kelvin Hall

Open with locally managed restrictions.

Level 2 protection [from 5 June in Glasgow]

Hunterian Museum

Open as indicated at level 3.

Hunterian Art Gallery

Part opening planned from 11 June.

Level 1 protection 

Hunterian Museum

Open as indicated at level 3.

Hunterian Art Gallery

Part opening planned from 11 June'

Level 0 protection [from 19 July]

Hunterian Museum

Open as indicated at level 3.

Kelvin Hall

Full reopening planned from 9th July.

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University Chapel

Level 4 protection

Closed. Current level 4 restriction of 20 people (15 for weddings) and 2m distancing will apply.

Level 3 protection [from 26 April 2021]

Permitted occupancy as a place of worship is 38 (this is a UofG limit to maintain distancing requirements).

Level 2 protection [from 5 June in Glasgow]

Occupancy limited to 38 and must operate under Scottish Government sector guidance (this is a UofG limit to maintain distancing requirements).

Level 1 protection 

As at Level 2.

Level 0 protection [from 19 July]

As at Level 2.

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Commercial services

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Catering

Level 4 protection

Takeaway from limited outlets available only.

Level 3 protection [from 26 April 2021]

JMS Hub Kitchen (takeaway only)

 

Monday – Friday

08:00 – 16:00

Saturday and Sunday

10:00 – 16:00

The Gilchrist (takeaway only)

 

Monday – Friday

08:00 – 16:00

Saturday and Sunday

Closed

Library (takeaway only)

 

Monday – Friday

08:00 – 17:00

Saturday and Sunday

Closed

The Barn at Garscube (takeaway only)

 

Monday – Friday

08:30 – 14:30

Saturday and Sunday

Closed, vending machines remain available

Level 2 protection [from 5 June in Glasgow]

From 7 June 2021, the following catering outlets will be open for takeaway only (due to physical distancing requirements).

JMS Hub Kitchen (Takeaway only)

 

Monday – Friday              

08:00 – 16:00

The Gilchrist (Takeaway only)

 

Monday – Friday

08:00 – 16:00

Library (Takeaway only)

 

Monday – Friday

08:00 – 17:00

Saturday & Sunday

Closed (vending machines remain available)

The Barn at Garscube (Takeaway only)

 

Monday – Friday

08:30 – 17:30 

Saturday & Sunday

Closed (vending machines remain available)

Level 1 protection 

Eating and drinking permitted only whilst seated at tables, maximum 6 people to meet indoors.

Subject to Scottish Government rules, all outlets allowed to open.

Level 0 protection [from 19 July]

Eating and drinking permitted only whilst seated at tables, maximum 8 people to meet indoors, 15 outdoors. Normal licensing hours may apply and other outlets reopen.

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Retail units and shops - (Visitor Centre, Fraser Building bookshop)

Level 4 protection

Non-food retail outlets remain closed.

Level 3 protection [from 26 April 2021]

Expected that all retail units and shops can reopen subject to Scottish Government guidance. This may include Visitor Centre shop, Fraser Building bookshop, Student Union shops.

Level 2 protection [From 5 June in Glasgow]

Retail units and shops open but must operate under Scottish Government retail sector guidance.

Level 1 protection 

Retail units and shops open but must operate under Scottish Government retail sector guidance. May be possibility of reducing protective measures if permitted by Scottish Government.

Level 0 protection [from 19 July]

As at Level 1.

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UofG sport activities

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Sport

Level 4 protection

Stevenson Building closed. No indoor organised exercise or sport permitted.

Organised non-contact sport and non-contact training and exercise sessions can begin outdoors from 12 March. Outdoor facilities at Garscube available for use by organised and pre-booked groups.

Level 3 protection [from 26 April 2021]

Stevenson Building reopened for individual exercise. Outdoor organised non contact sport/exercise can begin. Outdoor facilities at Garscube remain available for use by organised and pre-booked groups.

Indoor organised exercise/non contact sport is permitted for under 18s only.

Level 2 protection [From 5 June in Glasgow]

Indoor organised  exercise/ non-contact sport can begin for all ages. Some Stevenson and Garscube facilities will reopen to support this.

Level 1 protection 

As at Level 2.

Level 0 protection [from 19 July]

All organised indoor and outdoor contact sport permitted.

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Current COVID protection measures remain in place throughout all protection levels. The Scottish Government may vary protection measures at any time.

COVID protection measures include:

  • Room occupancy limits
  • 2m distancing
  • use of face coverings within buildings
  • provision and use of hand sanitisers
  • standard and enhanced cleanign regimes
  • ventilation provisions
  • signage and one way systems