Teaching will be online until at least end of February says Nicola Surgeon and uni email

Despite 55 per cent of Edi students saying they’ll be back next week in a poll

For the vast majority of students, Nicola has announced that teaching will remain online until at least the end of February.

The exceptions to this announcement are those who study subjects where remote learning is not possible.

Nicola Sturgeon has also urged Scottish students to stay at home and not return to their term time accommodation. She added that the government would keep the measures “under close and ongoing review”.

The VP of Edi Uni has also sent an email to all students strongly encouraging them not to return to Edinburgh before their in-person teaching begins, and confirming that they expect the online teaching to be “throughout January and February at least.”

Those who are planning a return to Edinburgh are strongly advised to book an asymptomatic test upon their arrival and restrict their social interactions with others for 10 days prior and post their return.

On a poll on The Tab Edinburgh’s Insta, 55 per cent of students said they would still be returning to Edinburgh next week, with over 2000 students voting on it.

You can find further advice from the university related to semester two and Covid here.

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