Covid-19: Latest News

The Scottish Government has announced a ‘stay at home’ Covid-19 lockdown law is to be introduced at midnight on Monday 4 January. The rules, which require people across mainland Scotland to stay at home and work from home where possible, are likely to remain in effect until at least the end of January 2021.  

The health and well-being of our students and staff remains our top priority. As a result of the latest government guidance, our college buildings are now closed. That decision will be reviewed at the end of January and in line with updated advice. Our new term will begin as scheduled on Tuesday 5 January with all learning and teaching delivered online. 

Students should not come on to campus nor return to halls of residence during this lockdown period. If you have any queries regarding your residence lease, please contact: accommodation@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk or 0141 375 5534. 

The new measures will make it a legal requirement to stay at home unless there is a reasonable excuse for leaving such as essential shopping, education, childcare or to support the vulnerable. Everyone must now work from home where they can.

Full details of the announcement can be found on the Scottish Government website - Scotland in Lockdown.

Symptoms

The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

If you have any of these symptoms, get a test to check if you have coronavirus and self-isolate immediately. Lives depend on it. Stopping the spread starts with all of us.

Support 

If you need support or advice, please let us know. Our Student Support team is always on hand to help and there is a wide range of support services available.

Do keep in regular contact with your lecturers and classmates. Remember we are here to help and support your learning. Please continue to look after yourself and others.