Campus check-in and safety

Abertay is committed to ensuring the safety of all students, staff and visitors at the University. In the new academic year, we will have in place a range of health and hygiene measures, alongside enhanced cleaning of communal areas, to mitigate ongoing risks of transmission, and prevent and manage local outbreaks.

A comprehensive guide to safety measures will be shared in due course and will include:

  • Signage and advice encouraging 1m distancing in shared spaces.

  • A reduction in class sizes with larger lectures being held online.

  • Continued use of face coverings when on campus for teaching or library study, unless exempt.

  • Enhanced cleaning regime and hand sanitising stations located throughout campus

  • Use of campus check-in and class lists to comply with Test & Protect requirements

Campus Check-in

To assist with the Scottish Government's Test & Protect tracing programme, we will be operating a Campus Check-in system to help manage the spread of the virus. In the event a student or member of staff test positive for Covid-19, anyone who is considered a close contact can be quickly identified and contacted.

All students, staff and visitors to campus must register every time they visit Abertay, using the Campus Check-in tile on MyAbertay or QR codes on campus. Information collected will be deleted after 21 days.

Register with a doctor 

All students should register with a local Dundee doctor – a general practitioner (GP). Abertay has no medical centre on campus but the Hillbank Health Centre is a short walk from the University and dedicates one hour each day solely for Abertay students.  

Risk Assessment for Abertay during COVID-19

We have a risk assessment in line with Scottish Government guidance for COVID-19.

For staff who are working on campus, please access our comprehensive guidance and advice on the Covid Risk Assessment intranet page.

Campus check-in and safety FAQs

What safety measures are in place on campus?

Comprehensive safety measures are in place on campus to keep students and staff safe, including:

  • Enhanced cleaning regimes
  • Hand-sanitising stations
  • Protective screens in high traffic, face-to-face contact areas
  • Two-way and one-way systems
  • Booking systems in place for certain areas, including staff hot desks, study spaces, labs etc. 

Why are there still safety measures at Abertay and not in other public spaces?

As per government guidance, universities and colleges are strongly encouraged to implement a greater level of protective measures in the new academic year, taking into account that a significant percentage of the student population will not yet be fully vaccinated by September 2021.

To that end, a number of Covid safety measures will remain to safeguard staff, students and visitors. We expect everyone in the Abertay community to take a safe, sensible and responsible approach and adhere to the relevant guidance whenever they visit campus.

How effective are your safety measures for reducing the risk of transmission?

Due to our enhanced safety and hygeine measures, and ongoing participation in the Test & Protect programme, we are satisfied that there has been no evidence of transmission of the virus on campus.

Am I still required to register my attendance for online classes?

You must register your attendance every time you attend a live teaching session online or come to campus for teaching. The easiest way to do this is to download the MyAbertay app (available on Android and iOS) then select Attendance Check-in.

You can also do this via the desktop version of MyAbertay.

Do I have to register my attendance at the Library?

You must register your attendance every time you come to campus to visit the Library, even if you have booked a slot in advance.

The easiest way to do this is to download the MyAbertay app then select Campus Check-in. You can also do this via the desktop version of MyAbertay.

How can I report Covid-related behaviour that worries me?

Anyone can report Covid-related behaviour that breaches guidelines, or that they don’t feel is right, via the online Tell Us reporting tool.

Do I have to wear a face covering on campus at all times?

Clinical advice remains that Covid safety measures such as face coverings and maintaining distance can reduce the risk of transmission. Current Scottish Government guidance on face coverings states that these will remain mandatory for everyone in certain public spaces, including on public transport, in Level 0 and potentially beyond, unless exempt.

Therefore, it is likely that face coverings will be required in communal areas on campus at the beginning of term. Further details will be shared in due course. 

 

How does access to the Library work?

The Library is open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm over the summer.

Please remember to book your study spaces and PC slots in advance to guarantee access at busier times.

Face coverings are mandatory at all times, including when you are seated.

Can I use Abertay Gym?

Abertay Gym has reopened for staff and students to use, free-of-charge, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9.30am - 4.30pm (closed 11.30am-12.30pm for cleaning) until 30 August 2021.

More information, including how to book, is available on the University Blogzone.

Please note that the Gym is temporarily closed for staff annual leave. It will reopen on 26 July.