Travelling to campus guidance

Updated on 4 March 2021

Information for staff and students about the safest ways to travel to the campus

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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.

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When you access campus, the Scottish Government has advised that people should walk or cycle where possible.

Cycling to campus

If you require access to cycle stores this should be requested in the normal way through the Estates helpdesk. There are limited spaces in the caged cycle stores but a range of open hoops for use across the campus.

However, access to shower facilities is unlikely to be available until Phase 3 of the Scottish Government recovery plan is in place and possibly not until the start of the new academic year.

Driving to campus

We recognise that many of our staff live quite far away or are unable to cycle or walk, and therefore the Government advocates the use of personal cars at this time.

If you wish to travel to the city campus by car then you are still required to purchase a pay as you go permit for £5. You must display your permit in your car. There are no further charges at this time, and this policy is in place until the 31st of March 2021. Further comms will be issued shortly. 

Provision for disabled parking across the campus for Blue Badge and Green Badge holders remains in place. Green Badge holders are required to purchase a Pay as you go permit and display this with their Green Badge

Car parking permits at Ninewells hospital are currently suspended by the NHS but will be reintroduced.  Please ensure that you check for any changes to arrangements by NHS Tayside.

Car sharing is not allowed unless with members of your own household. Sharing space in a car, in close proximity even with face masks, has been deemed highly risky in terms of virus transmission. Please see the information and guidance about this from the Scottish Government

Travelling by public transport

When using public transport, staff and students should follow the Government guidance and advice and is required to wear a face covering at all times. 

There will be additional signage on all buses and you should check your journey before you begin as all public transport services are likely to be operating a reduced service.

Travel for other work activities

At this time, all travel for work and study activities that is not related to your commute is prohibited and will not be covered by our insurance policies, other than in exceptional circumstances and when agreed by the University Executive Group.

Further guidance will be issued as necessary, reflecting evolving Government guidance. This excludes personal travel, but the University has produced management guidance related to staff who choose to travel abroad for personal reasons and then find themselves in the 10-day Government imposed quarantine restrictions.