COVID-19: updates and information

Updated: 4 October 2021

Scotland has moved out of the Scottish Government's COVID-19 (Coronavirus) levels system, and limits on physical distancing and the size of social gatherings has come to an end. Some protective measures remain in place – find out more on the Scottish Government website. All staff and students should continue to follow the latest public health and University guidance.

Latest guidance on international travel and self-isolation (quarantine)

If you are travelling directly from overseas to Scotland you must check the Scottish Government website for the most up-to-date information on international travel. When you arrive in Scotland from abroad what you must do depends on:

  • whether the country or area you’ve travelled from is on the red list
  • whether you can evidence you are fully vaccinated

Find out more about self-isolation (quarantine) information for international arrivals.

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Taking a COVID-19 test before coming to university 

The Scottish Government is encouraging students starting or returning to university in Scotland to make sure they have tested negative for COVID-19 before forming a new student household in university or private accommodation by booking a free PCR test or using Lateral Flow Device self-test kits. Taking a COVID-19 test before coming to university.

Managed isolation (quarantine) for international arrivals in University accommodation

Students arriving into Glasgow or Edinburgh International airports from Scottish Government red list countries can now book to complete their 10 day (11 night) managed isolation period in University accommodation. The University will cover the costs for the on-campus managed isolation accommodation for any student beginning or returning to their studies this semester. Find out more and book.


The UK Government has indicated that international students who hold a student visa to study here and are unable to return to the UK because of COVID-19 related travel restrictions can continue learning remotely from overseas until 6 April 2022. Find out more about Visas and COVID-19.

Changes at Stirling

See details about how you'll be taught next semester, campus facilities, induction information and more on our Changes at Stirling webpages.

COVID-19 testing and vaccination

An on-campus vaccination centre is now in operation, allowing students, University staff and members of the public to receive their COVID-19 vaccine.

Find out more

COVID-19 testing in Stirling

If you need a COVID-19 test, there are two centres you can visit. There's a mobile testing unit in the car park beside Airthrey Park Medical Centre on the University campus, or a walk-through testing facility in Stirling City Centre.

Find out more about COVID-19 testing in Stirling

Other resources

Remember to check the NHS, Scottish and UK Government pages. They will contain the most up-to-date information and advice on the COVID-19 situation and what to do if you are affected by it. 


NHS Inform

Get the latest information and advice from Scotlands health information and advice service. 

Find out more on NHS inform 


Get the latest information on the Coronavirus situation in Scotland from the Scottish Government.

Find out more from GOV.SCOT


Get more Coronavirus information and the latest guidance and support from the UK Government. 

Find out more from GOV.UK

Universities Scotland

Keep up to date with the latest news, briefings and campaigns on higher education and COVID-19.

Find out more from Universities Scotland


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