Staff Advice & Guidance

Keeping you safe and well is our top priority.

When NCL opens in August, what will it be like?

It is currently expected that on Monday 9th August, most of the remaining legal Covid-19 restrictions will be lifted in Scotland, but this has still to be confirmed.

Because of this, government guidance on what the return of colleges will look like is still subject to change.

The First Minister will make an announcement on Tuesday 3rd August to confirm whether the restrictions will be lifted as planned, and we expect further guidance from the Scottish Government and Colleges Scotland shortly afterwards. We will update you as soon as we can after that.

What we can share just now is that we expect the majority of your learning to be on campus. We can also reassure you that your health and wellbeing will remain our top priority.

Here are some of the safety measures we will have in place on campus:

  • Indoor spaces will be well-ventilated.
  • Our enhanced cleaning regimes will remain in place, with an ongoing focus on high-touch points in high occupancy areas.
  • We will continue to promote regular hand washing/sanitising and ask you to clean any shared work and study surfaces.

We will continue to keep you informed as the Scottish Government shares further guidance with us.

If you have further questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us at


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