Safety, Hygiene and Health

The health, safety and wellbeing of students, staff and visitors is our top priority. With that in mind we are making some changes to campus for the new term. Here’s a few of the safety measures we are putting in place.  

  • New signage to advise on physical distancing  

  • One-way systems for getting around some parts of campus 

  • Changes to entry and exit points for some buildings 

  • Enhanced cleaning to make study, teaching and social spaces safe 

  • Additional hand sanitising stations and cleaning materials throughout campus  

  • Sanitising wipes available for safer use of electronic equipment   

Wearing face coverings 

The Scottish Government currently advises that face coverings should be worn in enclosed spaces where physical distancing is difficult and you might come into close contact with a lot of people. With that in mind you may wish to bring a face covering with you to wear while inside some campus buildings. Please remember it is also mandatory to wear them in shops and on public transport. If you would like advice on this please contact the Support Enquiry Zone. 

What to do if you develop Coronavirus symptoms   

If you develop any symptoms of Coronavirus do not attend campus and self-isolate at your home or student residence.  Symptoms include a high temperature, a new, continuous cough and a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.  

If you develop any of these: 

  • return to your home or residence  

  • self-isolate for 7 days  

  • arrange a test immediately  

  • let your programme leader know  

  • If you live in a residence, let staff know  

You can get more information on the symptoms of Coronavirus and how to arrange a test at NHS Inform. If you need any assistance contact the Support Enquiry Zone at  

Register with a doctor 

If you’re new to Dundee you should register with a doctor – a general practitioner. 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.  

You can find more information in our FAQs.