FAQs

The priority of the University is the health and wellbeing of all its students, staff and their families.

Information for students and staff can be found on the internal sharepoint site.

Health authority advice

Further advice can be found from the following local health authorities:

UK

UAE: Dubai Health Authority

Malaysia: Ministry of Health Malaysia

Updates are available from the World Health Organization, as well as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s latest official travel advice.

COVID-19: Information and advice

Get NHS advice about COVID-19, including symptoms, testing, vaccination and self-isolation.

A complete list of coronavirus symptoms can be found on the NHS website

Protect yourself and others:

  • wash your hands thoroughly, regularly and as soon as you get home
  • As of Monday 18 April 2022, face coverings are no longer a legal requirement on public transport, however it remains part of guidance for those travelling on at this time. 
  • self-isolate if you have symptoms

For latest advice, see The Scottish Government website, NHS guidelines and https://youtu.be/bQCP7waTRWU

Testing and self-isolation

Testing in Scotland is changing. This is because most people in Scotland are vaccinated and there are new coronavirus treatments available.

Testing is now only available for people with symptoms of coronavirus, and in a limited number of circumstances for people who do not have symptoms.

Most people no longer need to test regularly when they do not have coronavirus symptoms. Lateral flow device (LFD) tests are now being used in a targeted way, to protect the most vulnerable.

More information on testing is available on NHS Inform

Advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and self-isolation changed on 1 May 2022.

Individuals mid-way through a self-isolation period should follow the revised guidance from 1 May.

If you've tested positive you should follow the revised guidance to stay at home for 3 days if you're 18 years and under, or for 5 days if you're over 18 years. The way that we count these days has changed. Day 1 is the day after you took your test.

If you were identified as a close contact, you should end daily LFD testing on 1 May. You may leave self-isolation if you feel well. If you later develop a temperature or feel unwell with respiratory symptoms, you should follow the revised guidance to stay at home.

More information on self-isolation at NHS Inform

Read the latest guidelines from Scottish Government

Principal's Coronavirus update

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