Guidance on the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak


We are committed to ensuring the safety of our students, staff and communities, whilst providing quality learning opportunities and support services.

From Friday 13 November, Level 3 restrictions will come into effect in Perth and Kinross.

Find out what you can and cannot do on the Scottish Government website and see local information on the Perth and Kinross Council website. Our teaching methods will not change in light of the new tier system, so please continue to follow your timetable.

We want to reassure everyone that we have successfully started our 2020-21 academic term, albeit in different circumstances than usual!

Studying from home remains the primary option where possible and the health, safety and wellbeing of staff, students, pupils, visitors, contractors and the wider community is of paramount importance to us at all times.

We have also developed a return to campus guide for staff and a return to campus guide for students. See our on-campus Covid infographic .

For updates, staff and students are requested to monitor their email accounts, and check this web page, Facebook and Twitter. The Scottish Government have created a student information website.

The Academy of Sport and Wellbeing gym and our Climbing Centre have reopened in line with Government guidance.

University-wide information can be found on the university's coronavirus page

For student online learning support, please see our guidance.

For 24/7 digital mental health support, please see more information about Togetherall.

Student Funding: you can find up-to-date information on EMA, Bursary, Discretionary/Hardship Funds, SAAS, SLC on the university's student funding advice page. The Scottish Government's guide to student finance can be found on the Scottish Government Website. If you need to make contact with our Student Funding Team for further advice and guidance you can do so by emailing  For fee enquiries, contact for advice.

University-wide Bursaries: Information on the Higher Education Discretionary Fund and the Emergency Study Fund, can be found here.

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Official sources of guidance

Our priority is to provide a safe learning environment for all our students and staff, but also to help protect our communities. Using the free ProtectScotland app, and following FACTS*, can protect you, and Scotland against Coronavirus.

*FACTS’ is an acronym for:

  • Face coverings in enclosed spaces
  • Avoid crowded places
  • Clean your hands & surfaces regularly
  • Two-metre social distancing
  • Self-isolate & book a test if you develop Coronavirus symptoms

NHS Inform

Scottish Government

For information and practical advice on how you can help in your community, please see


HISA Perth guide you around the COVID rules on campus


What does 2 metres of social distance actually look like?


Do you know the correct way to wash your hands?