Coronavirus: guidance for students

What you should do if you have symptoms:

Anyone who has any of the following symptoms should book a test at or call 0800 028 2816 if they are unable to access the online service:

  • a high temperature or fever
  • a new continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change, in sense of smell or taste

Walk-through testing

A walk-through Coronavirus testing centre is now open in the centre of Dundee.

The facility is within the Park Place car park on the University of Dundee campus and is operated by Mitie on behalf of the UK Government.

The site operates seven days a week, from 8am to 8pm, and is only for those who don’t have access to a car.

Those who can drive to get tested should continue to use the existing test centre at Dudhope Castle Car Park.

Tests must be booked in advance at or by calling 0800 028 2816.

People should only book at test if they have any of the coronavirus symptoms listed above.

View the Frequently Asked Questions

Remember the FACTS guidance:

F – Face coverings. These should be used in shops and on public transport (buses, trains and taxis)

A – Avoid crowded places

C – Clean your hands frequently, using water and soap whenever possible

T – Two metres – observe physical distancing

S – Self-isolate and book a test if you are suffering from COVID-19 symptoms

Any student requiring support should contact:

Student home visits:

The Scottish Government has published guidance for students living away from home explaining how restrictions on social gatherings apply, as well as plans for the end of term 2020.

Other useful resources:

Student Information Scotland Covid-19 page

Hardship payments for students

How to get a test/self-isolate

University of Dundee Coronavirus information

University of Abertay Coronavirus information

Dundee and Angus College Covid-19 FAQ

Al-Maktoum College Covid-19 updates

Perth College UHI Coronavirus guidance