Covid-19: Latest News

The Scottish Government has announced how the nation will move out of lockdown, with a gradual easing of the current enhanced level four restrictions. 

The health and wellbeing of our students and staff remains our top priority. As a result of this latest government guidance, most learning and teaching will remain online until after the Easter holidays with a small number of exceptions only. Some industry-critical practical courses will return to campus, following a full risk assessment, from Monday 15 March.  

We will contact students on those courses and will continue to provide you with further updates regarding on-campus teaching activities on our website here and in line with the latest expert guidance.  

Students should not come on to campus nor return to halls of residence during this current period unless advised to do so.  

Latest Updates

The Scottish Government has announced that more people will be able to socialise outdoors following good progress in suppressing Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Up to four adults from two households will be able to meet locally in any outdoor space, including in private gardens, for social and recreational purposes as well as exercise from Friday 12 March. People should only go indoors if it is essential in order to reach a back garden or to go to the toilet.

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.  It is very important that if you test positive for Covid-19 do not come into college and tell us immediately by contacting covidsymptoms@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk.

Vaccination

Vaccination will be offered to 4.5 million people in Scotland and is currently underway for priority groups.  A new campaign by the Scottish Government encourages everyone 'When it’s time for you to roll up your sleeve please do so'.  Local delivery is being led by NHS boards, who will contact those eligible to arrange their vaccination.  You can find information about the vaccine on the NHS Inform website.

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.