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  Covid-19 rules and guidance

Your health, safety and wellbeing is our number one priority as we return in September. That’s why we’ve made some changes to our campuses.

Here are the latest rules and guidelines related to Covid-19. If you do not comply with the rules we have set out, you will be subject to investigation in line with our Student Conduct Regulations and may be permanently excluded from the University.

  • ​You must follow all University health and safety guidance and instructions given by academic and security staff.

  • At each campus, we have a single entrance at the front and one or more exits at the back or sides. One-way systems will be in operation. Please use the markings underfoot to find your way around and to queue, and be considerate of those around you.

  • When you enter, please use the hand sanitiser station.

  • Remain two metres from others at all times, unless advised otherwise.

  • At all times, you must follow Scottish Gov​ernment guidance.  

  • Face coverings must be worn on campus, at our other teaching venues at EICC (Edinburgh International Conference Centre), Eric Liddell Centre and Murrayfield, accommodation, communal areas and all other teaching areas. There are special circumstances when students or staff do not need to wear face coverings, so if you see someone not wearing one, remember to be respectful as they may have a very good reason for not wearing it. You must use Student Check-In to register your attendance for all of your classes – whether online, on campus, or at our other teaching venues.

  • When you arrive on campus, you need to register your presence by using the iNapier app. At the entrance of each campus there will be posters with special QR codes on them. You must use the iNapier app which has a special reader to read the QR codes. This will register your presence on campus. Normal QR Code readers will not work, so please use the iNapier app.

  • You must register your attendance in class by using the Student Check-in tile on iNapier. This will tell us that you have attended a class. This information forms part of our responsibilities as part of the government’s Test and Protect programme to keep everyone safe on campus.

  • Do not meet indoors with people from other households. You can only meet with one other household when outdoors, but there must be no more than a total of six people present.

  • Use Student Check-In to register your attendance for all of your classes on campus and may be asked to do so for online classes. This tile is available on the iNapier app. If for any reason you are unable to check-in using the iNapier app, please tell your lecturer who can log your attendance.

  • You must wipe down your workspace before and after each class. There will be wipes available for you to use. Classrooms have been set out so that tables and chairs are a safe distance from each other, so please do not move the chairs around the room.

    You can remove your face covering when you are seated and advised to do so by your lecturer. Do not move around the classroom unless you have been asked to do so, and ask your lecturer if you are unsure about anything.It may feel strange at first, but soon you’ll be used to these new approaches, and they are all being put in place to protect you and those around you.

  • If you want to use anything on campus that isn’t part of a timetabled class, you need to book it before you arrive.

    You need to use Resource Booker if you want to use PCs, equipment, or study spaces on campus. You can access this with your iNapier app or by visiting Resource Booker myNapier.

  • Before you come to campus, you must complete the Return to Campus Health & Safety Guidance (Students) Moodle checklist and quiz.

    It will tell you everything you need to do and everything you need to read before visiting our buildings. Click here to access the checklist and quiz.

  • The lifts will be reserved only for those students and staff with mobility issues. If you are a student who, for reasons visible or invisible, will need to use the lifts around our campuses, you will need to get official authorisation. You can do this by contacting Student Wellbeing & Inclusion. You can access them by visiting

  • Our libraries and study spaces are open, and available to use through the Resource Booker. You’ll be able to access reading material and assessments online as well as on campus.  

  • All food at our campus canteens must now be bought using our Click and Collect catering service. To sign up, visit where you will be able to register an account using your Edinburgh Napier email address. If you already have an account, you can log in using your existing details. You can also access this through the iNapier app. 
    If you have any further questions, please contact

  • We have introduced floor markings, directional signage, one-way entrance and exits, and a number of other changes all designed to help keep you safe. Please follow the signs and be patient where they are any problems. Everyone is doing their best. There will be signage across all campuses, so navigating these changes will be clear and easy.

For all of the latest guidance, please read our Covid-19 statements page.

We understand that even with the easing of restrictions, some of you will be unable to come on to campus and be assured that we will work with you to ensure that you receive the learning support and access to the study materials you need. If your situation changes, you will be able to transition to more campus-based learning at any point during the trimester.


Please click here for comprehen​sive ​Health & Saftey Guidance and take time to fill in the Student safe return to campus COVID-19 checklist. 


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