Making campus safer

Our priority is the health, safety and well-being of students and staff. That means life on campus will look a little bit different this year. We need to make some changes to the usual on-campus experience to comply with government regulations on social distancing and to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please read this page fully to learn about what is happening on campus, and what you need to do if you get sick. 

Scan in to buildings on arrival

You will be asked to scan a QR code to check in to buildings using your phone camera. You will then need to complete a short form in your browser. This is to register your attendance each day.

Find out more about scanning in to buildings and how we use this information. 

Read the Stirling Campus Pledge

It's everyone's responsibility to help keep each other safe. All students and staff are asked to agree to the Stirling Campus Pledge.

Getting around safely

We want you to enjoy the full student experience at Stirling – but we have to make sure you are safe and well. We are implementing new health and safety measures on campus to minimise the risk of transmission. 

Health, hygiene and safety measures

We'll adhere to all Scottish Government guidelines as a minimum. On campus this means:

  • There will be new signage, dedicated entrances and exits, and a pedestrian traffic management system across campus.
  • We'll be cleaning more throughout our buildings to make sure all study, teaching and social spaces are as safe as possible. We will clean and disinfect to government-advised standards. 
  • In line with Scottish Government guidance we recommend wearing a face covering in enclosed spaces, unless an exemption applies. 
  • We will provide additional hand sanitising stations and cleaning materials throughout campus. 
  • Sanitising wipes will be available for safer use of electronic equipment.
  • We have increased natural ventilation by requiring windows and doors (except fire doors) to remain open and increased mechanical ventilation in line with Scottish Government guidance.
  • We have risk assessed numbers permitted in teaching spaces and introduced breaks between classes to allow for air purges.
  • You can reserve and order food on campus with the app called ‘Food at Stirling’ or alternatively via the QR codes shown at each outlet.

If you develop Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms 

If you develop Coronavirus symptoms, you will be asked to self-isolate. The NHS inform website offers detailed guidance on how to self-isolate. For University-specific guidance, see our how to self-isolate page.

Contact tracing – NHS Test and protect 

Scotland has an NHS test and protect service. This is the government test, trace, isolate and support strategy. This aims to prevent transmission in the community by:

  • testing to identify Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases
  • tracing people who have come into contact with positive cases
  • supporting close contacts to self-isolate so they are less likely to transmit the disease

You must get a test within the first five days of developing symptoms. There are local test centres throughout the country. You can also order a home test kit if you are self-isolating.

Download the Protect Scotland app

People in Scotland are also encouraged to download the free NHS Protect Scotland mobile app. The app is designed to help us protect each other, reduce the spread of coronavirus and avoid further lockdowns. 

The app will alert you if you have been in close contact with another app user who tests positive for coronavirus. And if you test positive, it can help in determining contacts that you may have otherwise missed while keeping your information private and anonymous.

Access to health care

Healthcare is available through the National Health Service (NHS Scotland). If you're new to the area, you will need to register with a general practitioner (GP). There is a medical centre on campus, or you can find your own local doctor.