Campus check-in and safety

Staff, students and visitors to Abertay are assured that safety measures are in place throughout all of our buildings to ensure appropriate social distancing alongside enhanced hygiene and cleaning regimes. 

The University is also compliant with the Scottish Government's Test & Protect programme, which requires everyone who visits the Abertay campus to register their attendance each time they attend. 

All students, staff and visitors to campus must register every time they visit Abertay so, in the event a student or member of staff test positive for Covid-19, anyone who has been on campus during the same period can be quickly identified and contacted. Information collected will be deleted after 21 days.

How to check-in

  • Students should use Student Check-in to either register attendance at classes or check-in to a University building.

  • Staff and visitors should use Campus Check-in.

Further information on the Campus check-in process can be found on the Abertay intranet.

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:

  • Hand-sanitising systems
  • A ‘green tick’ system to ensure social distancing in classroom settings, lecture theatres and the library
  • Protective screens in high traffic, face-to-face contact areas
  • Two-way and one-way systems
  • Staggered class start/finish times

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?

Staff and students should wear face coverings at all times when on campus for teaching or library study, unless exempt.

This includes:

  • In class during face-to-face teaching when 2m distancing isn't possible
  • All areas of the Library at all times, including when seated (unless eating or drinking)
  • When moving around corridors on campus
  • In confined communal areas of campus such as kitchens and toilets
  • On any public transport to and from campus

Continued failure to adhere to these and other safety requirements may result in disciplinary measures.

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.