Coronavirus advice (COVID-19)
In line with official government advice, University of the West of Scotland has a robust approach in place, to monitor and mitigate the impact of coronavirus. Our University remains very much open for business as usual, while continuing to take sensible precautions.
How has UWS been coordinating its response?
The UWS response to coronavirus is overseen by the University Major Incident team, comprised of key colleagues from across the University. The team will continue to meet and coordinate a proportionate response as required.
How has the University been preparing?
Colleagues have been monitoring and responding to the situation closely since January, in line with official guidance from Health Protection Scotland, Health Protection England, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and other relevant agencies. We continue to be guided by NHS public health advice.
What can people do to help?
Simple measures like thorough hand washing, coughing or sneezing into tissues and disposing of them, and following any individual advice provided by medical professionals, are all key factors that everybody can do to play their part limiting the spread of coronavirus.
What guidance is there for travellers from Category 1 risk areas?
Travellers who have returned from or travelled through a Category 1 risk area can visit the Health Protection Scotland website for official advice.
What guidance is there for travellers from Category 2 risk areas?
Travellers who have returned from or travelled through a Category 2 risk area can visit the Health Protection Scotland website for official advice.
What should I do before travelling?
Prior to travel, travellers should check travel advisories (restrictions) information from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
You should also remain vigilant and check the latest travel advice on Gov.UK.
University travellers are also reminded to follow the business travel process and complete an online business travel form for all international trips.
Where can I find latest official information?
Please check NHS Inform, Health Protection Scotland, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and NHS Fit for Travel for updates and further information.
Will UWS continue to monitor the situation?
The University will continue to keep the situation under review and provide advice as appropriate.
Do you have questions about coronavirus?
Visit nhsinform.scot/coronavirus, or call the helpline on 0800 028 2816.
To view the Joint communication from University of the West of Scotland and NHS Lanarkshire click the link below:
UWS & NHS Lanarkshire Joint Statement
To view a list of Frequently Asked Questions for students and staff, click the link below: