23 March 2020: Closure of facilities

Issued: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 11:26:00 GMT

Over the past ten days, the University has announced a series of measures to deal with the ongoing and escalating situation over COVID-19.

The safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and members of the University community are central to everything we say and do.

We are progressively moving to reduce the numbers of staff and students on campus and thereby promote physical distancing. Today, Monday 23 March, we are confirming that the University library will close from 6pm this evening; this applies to the main library as well as the James Herriot library at Garscube campus and the Chemistry branch library.  The Fraser building will also close from this evening. This includes the Barclay Medical Centre – medical support will now be provided at the Maryhill Health Centre.

Loans have already been extended so there should be no rush to return books; and of course, online facilities are still fully available. Likewise, Student Services are now working online and are available to support individuals as the need arises.

Any student with concerns or questions is invited to make use of the UofG Helpdesk function which is accessible on the University website via the student portal.

The decision on the library means that we can direct additional resource to those areas that must remain open, such as our student residences.

We will continue to provide updates as we receive more information and advice from governments and the NHS.  Please avoid unnecessary travel and protect your own health and the health of others.

Dr David Duncan

Chief Operating Officer and University Secretary