Coronavirus student support
What to do if you have Covid symptoms and where to get lateral flow tests on campus.
If you have symptoms of Covid-19, you must:
- self isolate in your normal place of residence
- request a free NHS PCR test
- follow Scottish Government Covid-19 guidance
- report your situation to the University
The University encourages all students to undertake regular LFD testing for coronavirus. In line with Scottish Government recommendations, testing should be undertaken before any mixing with people who are not part of your household. This includes social and study mixing. The University expects all students to undertake LFD testing before accessing campus.
Kits are available at multiple sites across our campuses (see below) and are also available via mail order. Students are reminded that LFD tests are for asymptomatic testing only. Anyone with symptoms should self isolate and book a PCR test, then report their symptoms to the University.
Covid-19 rapid lateral flow tests can be obtained from the following locations:
- Dalhousie Building
- Global Room
- Enquiry Centre
- Ninewells Campus (Student Hub)
- Kirkcaldy Campus (Student Hub)
It’s recommended that you check what tests are accepted as proof of a negative Covid-19 result in the country you are flying to.
Pre-travel tests are not available from the NHS and must be purchased privately from companies who offer that service. In Dundee, these include the following providers. Please note that none of the following providers are endorsed by the University of Dundee:
- Hawkes Health
- Tayside Complete Health
- Edinburgh Airport
- Glasgow Airport (Walk Up)
- Glasgow Airport (Park & Test)
Countries may specify a certain type of test - ensure you confirm your chosen provider of the test can comply with this prior to paying for any testing. Further information on entry requirements and what tests are suitable are available on the UK Government website:
If you have symptoms of respiratory illness that are not those specifically linked to Covid-19
If you have symptoms of respiratory illness that are not those specifically linked to Covid-19, you do not have to get a test or isolate. However, you should consider other members of our community since your symptoms may be caused by an infectious agent that you could pass to others. There are also heightened anxieties for many people who may be nervous at being close to someone showing cold or flu-type symptoms, even if they are not linked to Covid.
We ask you to:
- Take a LFD test to help rule out Covid-19.
- Catch coughs and sneezes in a tissue and bin it.
- Be mindful of the sensitivities and vulnerabilities of others to whom you might pass an infection.
- Be aware that you may be challenged on campus regarding respiratory illness symptoms.
- Work/study remotely if you have a serious cough or cold, even if you believe it does not meet the criteria for Covid-19. Those with a mild non-Covid respiratory illness can attend study/work if able.
- Seek medical advice if you are unsure or if your symptoms become severe.
NHS inform and vaccine registration
If you have newly arrived in Scotland and have not had your coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccination or if you have not yet had a vaccine you can register for a coronavirus vaccination through the online self-registration portal.
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No detriment policy
The University’s position on no detriment is explained in our guide to the no detriment policy