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Coronavirus (COVID-19): universities, colleges and student accommodation providers

Published: 21 Dec 2020
Last updated: 19 Jul 2021 - see all updates

Guidance for higher and further education institutions and student accommodation providers to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): universities, colleges and student accommodation providers
Where we are now

Where we are now

Our updated Strategic Framework sets out how we plan to suppress the virus to a level consistent with alleviating its harms while we recover and rebuild for a better future'. This includes a planned further return to in-person learning and teaching. This will be kept under regular review, with decisions informed by the data on virus prevalence. 

Scotland uses a level system and is in Level 0. Find out what you can do at Level 0.

You should:

  • wear a face covering
  • avoid crowded places and stay 1m away from other people
  • clean hands and surfaces regularly
  • get the vaccine when you are offered it
  • self-isolate and get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms
  • download the Protect Scotland app

For more information see: Coronavirus in Scotland

At Level 0: there will be no physical distancing required in outdoor settings, and physical distancing of 1m in indoor settings. See Review of physical distancing in Scotland for more information.

See: Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Student Support for information that is specific to students.


First published: 21 Dec 2020 Last updated: 19 Jul 2021 -