Covid Guidance


Shetland UHI are supporting the Scottish Government's message of using "Covid Sense" to keep ourselves and others safe.

Please do not attend College sites if you are feeling unwell, especially if you are experiencing any Covid symptoms: 

  • A new or continuous cough or difficulty breathing
  • A fever or raised temperature
  • A change or loss of taste or smell

In addition, Shetland UHI are asking all students on site to note the following: 

* Optional wearing of face coverings in all areas of campus

* Frequent hand washing and sanitising

Many of our students car share to our campuses. Please consider carefully whether you can find an alternative means of transport to college if you currently car share. Remember you can contact Student Support if you would like to find out more about hardship or discretionary funding, plus all young people under 22 in Scotland are now entitled to free bus travel.

If you cannot find an alternative to car sharing, we would recommend travelling as safely as you can. Open windows in the car a little, to allow fresh air to circulate, set the car climate controls to bring air from outside rather than circulating internal air and wear face coverings.

Shetland UHI would also like to encourage all of our students, who are eligible, to get vaccinated. Please check with the Shetland Vaccination Team if you have any queries.

You can find out more about Coronavirus on the NHS Shetland Covid page. 

We are working closely with NHS services and Health Protection Scotland who are taking the lead in responding to this situation and we will take direction from them. Please continue to go to the NHS Inform website for the latest health related information.

Meanwhile the following information might be of use:

  • The Scottish Government Covid19 page is full of information and advice about Covid19
  • If you have any concerns about your health in relation to suspected coronavirus, please contact NHS24 by calling 111 for advice.
  • You might find the current situation around coronavirus difficult and stressful in terms of how it will affect you. This information from MIND, the mental health charity, is useful and reassuring.
  • If you are a student with Shetland UHI you can also contact your personal academic tutor or Student Support for further advice.

A useful site for students is the Student Information Scotland page which has been updated with information for students.