CoronavirusCOVID-19 Protection Level 4/

The Scottish Government has confirmed that Glasgow is under COVID-19 Protection Level 4 restrictions until 26 April 2021.

COVID-19: accelerated timetable for easing restrictions

Learning & teaching

On Friday 8 January 2021, the Scottish Government confirmed that, where possible, University students will be taught online. Find out more about what the Government announced about returning to University.


Essential research work can be carried out in laboratories and research facilities. 


The Library is open. For safety reasons, only Library staff will be able to access the bookshelves - students and staff customers cannot go to the shelves to retrieve a book themselves. Find out more about the Library.

Strathclyde Sport

Strathclyde Sport is closed under the current restrictions. There are online live classes and you can utilise our pre-recorded classes on our MoveGB platform as well as a 60 day Les Mills On Demand trial period. Read more on Strathclyde Sport's webpages.

Student Residences

All Strathclyde student accommodation remains open and will continue to be supported by the Accommodation Team. Our residences have been reconfigured to provide appropriate social distancing and protective measures so that you can live safely in your home on campus.  To help us to maintain a safe community on campus, we ask that you follow the information provided on our Accommodation webpages.

Cafés on campus

All our cafés are closed in line with Scottish Government guidelines. Cafés and restaurants outside the campus and located elsewhere in Glasgow may be open for takeaway and home delivery.


Travel within Scotland for outdoor socialising, recreation and exercise is allowed from Friday 16 April.

People must continue to Stay Local for other purposes such as non-essential shopping, and public transport capacity will continue to be limited.  

International travel

Earlier this year, the Westminster and Scottish Governments released updated guidance on international travel and quarantine. The revised Scottish Government guidance is available here.


From Friday 16 April 2021 there are changes to meeting in outdoor spaces.

  • outdoor meetings in groups of up to six adults from up to six households will also be allowed from Friday, with under-12s not counting towards this limit.

However, there are no changes to meeting indoors. Socialising in homes is still not permitted

  • you cannot meet inside anyone else’s home - you must not enter any other flat on campus, other than the one you are living in
  • you must not attend or host a party in any household or venue, inside or outside

Updated 15 April 2021