Latest information and guidance on Covid-19

Your health, safety and wellbeing is our number one priority and we've made some changes to our campuses to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. The University is continually monitoring the situation and following advice provided by the Scottish Government and Health Protection Scotland.


Our plans for Trimester 2

While we are planning for more on-campus time for our students, our cautious response to Covid-19 will continue.

  • Although social distancing is no longer a requirement, we would continue to encourage it where possible.
  • You will be required to wear a face covering in all indoor areas of our campuses. This includes in classrooms and lecture theatres. They should only be removed when you are eating or drinking.
  • Our class sizes will remain capped and we will continue to operate our classrooms and lecture theatres at 75 per cent of maximum capacity
  • We will continue to have a 30-minute break between classes to prevent crowding outside classrooms and lecture theatres, and we will continue to ventilate as much as possible.
  • We are planning to increase the maximum size of on-campus classes from 50 students to 100, which will mean that more of our students will have scheduled in-person lectures and tutorials. This will be kept under review during the trimester and adjusted if necessary.

While some of these measures will make life on campus feel more normal, we are continuing to exercise caution to help keep our communities safe from the spread of Covid-19.

The cautious steps we are taking towards a more normal and less restricted campus life we are planning for Trimester 2 is all thanks to the progress being made with the vaccination programme and regular testing taking place in wider society. Please play your part in making our society safer by arranging to be vaccinated and boosted, and taking regular Covid-19 tests. You can find out how to get vaccinated on our How To Get Vaccinated page on My Napier.

Our campuses have safety measures in place that have helped to keep our students, staff, and all members of our communities safe from Covid-19 throughout Trimester 1. Safety continues to be our priority and these changes to restrictions will give students the benefits of accessing and learning on our campuses with increases in on-campus time, in a safe and Covid-secure environment.

Our plans are subject to Scottish Government rules related to Covid-19. If any of our plans for Trimester 2 change, we will inform you as soon as possible by email and updates on My Napier.

Read about how we're ensuring students are not academically disadvantaged by the pandemic Learn how to access PCs and bookable study spaces using Resource Booker Download our Covid-19 Student Health and Safety Guide (PDF)

Covid-19 Testing

We are doing everything we can to make our campuses and communities safe and Covid-19 free.

We need your help for this and being tested is an important step. There are two different tests available which you should have depending on your circumstances.

Find out about getting a Covid-19 test
Students with masks sitting socially distanced on bench outside Craiglockhart campus

Protect Scotland app

We encourage students to download the free Protect Scotland app to help protect each other and reduce the spread of coronavirus.

The app will alert you if you have been in close contact with another app user who tests positive for coronavirus.

Find out more about the app on the Protect Scotland website.