Health & safety on campus

Coronavirus - latest advice and information

The NHS Inform website has the most up-to-date advice on everything related to coronavirus.

This includes information on:

  • Symptoms
  • Physical distancing
  • Local restrictions
  • How to get tested

Making campus safer

We are taking comprehensive steps to protect the health and wellbeing of every student.  We will always closely follow national guidelines, potentially going beyond them at times, learning from the best practice from around the world. 

Some of the measures we are taking include:

  • a thorough cleaning regime in all spaces
  • one-way systems in operation in corridors
  • issuing two reusable face coverings for all staff and students and encouraging their use in certain environments
  • limiting the numbers of people allowed in rooms and buildings to avoid congestion 
  • re-allocation fo rooms across campus to support face-to-face teaching in smaller groups
  • a working from home policy for many staff 
  • special rules in confined spaces, such as cafes and toilets, to make physical distancing as easy as possible, and to ensure the highest standards of hygiene
  • potential implementation of temperature checks on campus, to identify as soon as possible, anyone who may have contracted Covid-19

Anyone who is showing symptoms of Covid-19 will be asked to undertake a test and may have to self-isolate. Those who have been in contact with them will be identified and will also be asked to take a test.

Our covid guidance for students webpage has more information on health & safety on campus. 

Covid-19 testing and research at Glasgow

Glasgow has the advantage of having the largest Medical School in Scotland and a highly qualified team of experts who are informing our approach to keep the UofG community safe.

We manage one of the three main testing centres in the UK, have a range of Covid-19 related research underway, and are currently testing a Covid-19 vaccine in collaboration with our colleagues in Oxford. 

All of this expertise is being used to ensure that health and safety at Glasgow is second to none.

Information for students who are shielding

If you are shielding or have other health-related personal circumstances that mean that you cannot come to campus and study safely, even with all the health measures in place, then we will look at your case individually to see what is possible. 

Depending on what you are studying, we may be able to support you studying fully at a distance, however, we will not be able to replicate every aspect of the on-campus learning experience.  

For some programmes, it may not be possible to complete your studies without being on campus because there may be requirements to demonstrate particular skills (e.g. clinical or laboratory assessments). 

If you have concerns about beginning your studies, please contact us: