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Returning to Campus Life

The health, safety and wellbeing of our staff and students is our key priority and our return to campus is being managed in such a way to adhere to public health guidelines and protect our University community.

If a student or staff member, or someone in their household, displays Covid-19 symptoms, they should:

  • Stay at home, or go home wearing a face covering if already attending campus
  • Follow the advice on www.nhsinform.scot and seek to be tested at the earliest opportunity 
  • Let our Health & Safety team​ know you are displaying symptoms or have tested positive for Covid-19, or if a student confirms to you they have tested positive for Covid-19
  • Only leave home when they have been told it is safe to do so 

The University’s Covid Health Helpdesk is here to support colleagues and students who have questions about what they should do if they or someone they live with has coronavirus symptoms, and to direct them to our current advice. You can contact the helpdesk via covidhealthhelpdesk@napier.ac.uk or on 0131 455 2600 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.​ For more information on the helpdesk, click here​.

You’ll find the latest guidance on safe practices to adopt when teaching here​, guidance on working in a multiple occupancy office here​, and everything you need to know about face coverings here.​ 

Looking for information on the student check in process? You'll find a guide here and answers to FAQs here​.

For information about AV provision for teaching and learning in external spaces​, including Murrayfield and the EICC, click here​.

What are we telling our students? You’ll find our latest student newsletter here, explaining everything that's changed ahead of trimester one and with comprehensive coverage of all of the latest health and safety guidance, new processes and procedures, and new systems they’ll need to engage with.​

Any questions you may have can be submitted to staffcommunications@napier.ac.uk.

Getting on campus

We've changed the process for accessing our campuses - you'll find full details of what you need to do to get on site here​. Full details on signing in to campus via iNapier and a QR code can be found here​.

Some colleagues will be returning to work on campus on a regular basis and we’ve developed the following guidance and FAQs to help them do so:  

Guidance for colleagues and students regarding resuming research activities can be found here.​

Getting to campus

If you need to travel to the University, please plan ahead. Visit Transport​Scotland​ for the latest Scottish Government advice and up-to-date guidance on public transport and active travel.


However you travel, be clear on the facilities available and rules in place before you start your journey. Keep in mind that many public transport operators are running reduced services.


For more information on the different travel options for getting to campus, visit our transport and travel pages for staff and students.​

Latest updates​

The latest update from Andrea on the confirmed Covid cases at our student Accommodation can be found here.  (22 September)

An update from Alyson Tobin, including details of the launch of our student check-in app, can be found here​. (17 September)

There are further confirmed cases at our student accommodation - full details here​. (16 September)

We've had confirmed Covid-19 cases in our student accommodation - full details here​. (15 September)

An important update from Staff Communications, including the latest on signing into campus using a QR code, student sign in, working in a multiple occupancy office, access to lifts and our Covid Health Helpdesk, published on 10 September, can be found here​.

An update from Andrea, regarding the advice and guidance produced by the Scottish Government for higher and further education institutions and student accommodation providers to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, and published on 2 September, can be found here.

An important update from Alyson Tobin regarding the latest guidance and advice on safe teaching, published on 28 August, can be found here​.

Click here​ to watch a short personal message from Andrea in which she looks forward to trimester one, gives some shout outs for making the seemingly impossible happen, shares the latest health and safety update around face coverings, and highlights how we’re working with the other institutions in Edinburgh to ensure the safety and security of our university communities when 60,000 students descend on the city next month.​

An update from Alyson Tobin regarding the latest on Learning and Teaching, published on 26 August, can be found here​.

If/when you're back on campus, our new Click & Collect service that launches today is the only way to purchase food from the University’s main catering outlets. You'll find more details here​.

An important update from Andy McGoff regarding working from home, published on 3 August, can be found here.

Coronavirus information

New updates will now be published on this page. You'll find our coronavirus information archive here​.