Safety in the era of Covid-19

Covid-19 Update w/c 02/11/2020


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The Scottish Government's Test & Protect contact tracing app has been designed to help suppress the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

For more information and to download the app, visit the

Protect Scotland website

Please familiarise yourself with:

Before coming into the Kelvin Building, it is important that you also look at:

These will complement any group specific risk assessments and methods of work for COVID-19.


Kelvin Building Access and Calendar

  • Access for lab-based research is strictly limited and must be coordinated, planned well in advance and authorized by the relevant Research Group Leader (RGL) or their designate. Approved access must be logged in the Kelvin Building calendar by 4pm on Friday of the week before.
  • Any research work that does not require access to labs should continue to be done from home.
  • If you are or have been shielding or have an underlying health issue and plan to resume work in the Kelvin Building, you should discuss this with your RGL, taking into account the relevant medical advice (for more info see:
  • Please pay attention to all signage within the building. The Kelvin Building can be entered via either of the swipe card entry doors and exited as normal through any of the usual building exits – please take care to ensure physical distancing when doing so.
  • Out of hours visits must be authorized by the relevant Research Group Leader (RGL) or their designate, logged on the Kelvin Building calendar (as mentioned above) and Security must be informed (x4282) on arrival and departure.
  • Visits to the Kelvin Building for any other reason, such as to collect items or orders from Stores etc, must be run by John Marshall, Technical Manager:, 07791784719.
  • While you are in the Kelvin Building the common room is not to be used (cleaners use it but this is their break area). Your breaks should be taken in an assigned office; information about this will be passed on via your RGL and/or Lab Coordinator.
  • The PCs in computer cluster room 320 are available for P&A undergraduate students to use. To book one, please contact Tom Queen ( or Andrew Fraser ( with the date and duration it will be needed and they will place a booking on the system.
  • Get the latest information regarding eating on campus here.
  • University guidance on working can be found at:


Please remember and observe the following essentials:

  • If you are ill do not come to work, contact the NHS and inform your RGL or Lab Coordinator. (University guidance can be found at
  • Keep 2m distance from others in the Kelvin Building at all times
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for 20 seconds and/or use hand sanitizer regularly (supplies will be available in labs and offices)
  • Masks should be worn at all times in the Kelvin Building except where alone in a designated office
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Clean work areas before and after work

If you have any further questions about any aspect of the above guidance, please contact your RGL, Lab Coordinator, Craig Buttar or John Marshall.

Kelvin Building Briefing Sessions

The slides presented at the briefing sessions for RGLs and Lab coordinators on 29/6 and 6/7 are linked below.