Staff social and eating spaces

Updated on 4 March 2021

Find out what changes have been made to social and eating spaces, including shared kitchens

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This page is part of a collection of guides which explain the steps we have taken to keep staff and students safe as they access our campuses.

Learn more about returning to campus

Takeaway and catering facilities

At this time, all on campus catering facilities are closed at Kirkcalday, the City Campus and the Botanics.

There are limited facilities at the Ninewells campus in line with the Scottish Government restrictions.

The DUSA shop at the City Campus remains open but with restricted operating hours. 

Shared staff kitchen areas

Staff workplace eating and food prep facilities can be used when you are in work, so long as you keep to physical distancing measures.

Information has been placed at the entrance points to kitchens and you should not queue or congregate in these areas.

Most kitchen areas have been designated as single occupancy for food preparation and washing of plates and cutlery.

It is recommended that you bring in only items that can be eaten cold, or which can be quickly heated in a microwave. You could bring hot drinks to work in a thermos flask to reduce visits to kitchen areas.

Containers and cutlery can be washed in hot water using detergent, but it is recommended that items are dried and taken home - please don't leave them in drawers or cupboards.

For fire safety reasons, under no circumstances should cooking facilities be set up in areas outside of the designated kitchen areas. Individual fridges, microwaves, and kettles also pose a significant fire risk and should not be used.