Covid Guidance

February 2022 content

February 2022

In line with Scottish Government Guidance for Colleges, Shetland UHI is working to a hybrid system with some courses offered remotely, and some in person classes. It is important that you keep in contact with your lecturer, so you know what the specific arrangements are for your course.

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

* Social distancing of 1m minimum

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. This is particularly important with the rise of Omicrom variant, and you should check with the Shetland Vaccination Team whether you are eligible for your booster; if you are we would please ask you get the booster to protect yourself and others.

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

 

General Advice content

General Advice

General Advice

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, including advice on self-isolation if you develop a cough or fever.

Meanwhile the following information might be of use:

  • The Scottish Government Covid19 page is full of information and advice about Covid19
  • The NHS Scotland app Protect Scotland is now available to help reduce the spread and avoid further lockdowns. It uses bluetooth so is totally anonymous and doesn't require setting up an account. We would encourage you to download and use this to help keep you and your communities safe.
  • 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.
Visiting Shetland UHI campuses content

Visiting Shetland UHI campuses

Visiting Shetland UHI campuses

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Shetland UHI have worked very hard to keep our staff, students and visitors as safe as possible.

Before visiting either the Scalloway or Lerwick campuses, please familiarise yourself with the following documents:

 Covid19 Pre Screening Declaration Form

Covid19 Procedures for Students