Good Citizen Guide
Taking Responsibility Together
Each person in our University community holds responsibility for slowing the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19). Each of us must follow guidelines designed to meet that obligation and where we don’t, we might find ourselves in breach of University regulations including our Code of Student Conduct.
If you are new to Scotland, then it’s important to realise that the Covid-19 guidelines in Scotland are different to the guidelines in England and the rest of the UK, and of course internationally. We all need to know the guidelines that apply across Scotland – we’ve included the main points in this document.
The University has adapted many aspects of its operations to comply with the Covid-19 guidelines and to keep us all safe. We have summarised what these changes are and what they mean for students in our Student webpages. You will also see guidance and temporary signage around the University.
We also have a role as members of the wider community of Edinburgh to act responsibly when we are off campus, and not put our friends and neighbours at risk through our behaviour or actions.
Of course, we all know that the guidelines are designed to protect us. But, when there are so many new and interesting things to distract us, and when lockdown measures might look very different for you back home, it is easy to forget that there is a real current risk to our health, and the health of others, as we enter a new semester.
Therefore, in order to help suppress the virus and ensure the safety and wellbeing of everyone on campus and in the wider community, we all need to act with a renewed level of personal awareness and responsibility - whether we are on campus, in our accommodation, online or in town.
To find out more please download our Good Citizen Guide