Coronavirus (Covid 19) Guidance


May 2021

In line with Scottish Government Guidance for Colleges under Level 0 restrictions, Shetland College UHI and Train Shetland are continuing to operate and deliver courses remotely, with some exceptions for some courses and student support. It is important that you keep in contact with your lecturer, so you know what the specific arrangements are for your course.

Scottish Government advice is to minimise travel and stay home where possible, although there are exceptions to this for anyone requiring to travel for in person study. Where arrangements are in place for courses to be studied remotely, we would encourage students not to travel.

For students who will be accessing the building we would remind students to follow all safety precautions in place. Remember – the best protection for us all in these times is to follow the FACTS:

Face coverings are to be worn at all times (with the only exception being for medical or other Government criteria).
Avoid crowded places
Clean your hands and surfaces regularly
Two metre social distancing
Self-isolate and book a test if you develop coronavirus symptoms

Lateral Flow Testing

Shetland College are dispensing lateral flow testing (LFT) kits. This is a completely voluntary scheme, for staff and students to test for Covid19. You can collect a kit from Monday to Thursday from Reception. 

Regular testing, along with the other protective measures we are implementing to keep our college community safe, will help to further reduce risks for staff and young people in our college.

It will do so by helping to identify asymptomatic individuals in college environments at the earliest possible opportunity and asking them and their close contacts to self-isolate, thus minimising the likelihood of them passing on the virus.

General Advice content

General Advice

General Advice

UPDATED January 13th 2021

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:

Information for Students based outwith Shetland content

Information for Students based outwith Shetland

Information for Students based outwith Shetland

Following Scottish Government, NHS Shetland Test and Protect and NHS Shetland Public Health advice, students traveling back to Shetland from mainland Scotland under essential travel for study do not need to self-isolate, although we would encourage students who are traveling back to Shetland to take up the opportunity available to students to have a test arranged on a voluntary basis. Please contact Gemma MacGregor our Operations Manager to make arrangements on 01595 771321 or If travel is from outwith Scotland, we would ask that your check the Scottish Government website for further information on what you are required to do.