Coronavirus information and guidance

Latest Covid numbers in St Andrews

Last updated: 22 July 2021, 7pm

A weekly update on confirmed numbers of positive cases of Covid-19 amongst members of our University community.

These figures combine cases reported to us by students and staff through our Covid Helpdesk, and cases notified to the NHS through the national testing scheme. They give an accurate weekly snapshot of confirmed coronavirus infection currently associated with our community, and cumulatively since 1 September 2020.

Not all positive cases are physically in St Andrews; the figures include members of our community who live elsewhere and acquired the infection outwith the University.

Number of total positive cases still active (not yet discharged)

Staff: 4
Students: 3
Total: 7

Number of total positive cases that have been discharged

Staff: 57
Students: 281
Total: 338

Total positive cases since 1 September 2020

Staff: 61
Students: 284
Total: 345

Of which are new positive cases since 15 July 2021

Staff: 5
Students: 3
Total: 8

Number of individuals who are self-isolating as they are a contact of a confirmed positive case

Staff: 5
Students: 8
Total: 13

Number of individuals who are self-isolating on a precautionary basis whilst a suspected Covid-19 case awaits test results

Staff: 0
Students: 0
Total: 0


Covid cases in Fife within the past seven days

Source: Public Health Scotland Covid Overview

  • Fife: 1012
  • St Andrews North: 3
  • St Andrews South West: 7
  • St Andrews South East: 0-2
  • St Andrews Central: 9

(Please note, where there are fewer than 3 positive cases, Public Health Scotland now presents this as 0-2)


Vaccinations in Fife

  • 89.3 per cent of the resident populaton of Fife over 18 have received a first dose of Covid vaccine
  • 70.2 per cent have received two doses

Covid in Scotland

The BBC provides a daily update on Covid cases across Scotland


Take a test

Staff and students can order Lateral Flow Device (LFD) testing kits online from the Scottish Government. The kits can be sent to a home address or collected from a pharmacy. Find out more and order a test on the Scottish Government website

For 'fit-to-fly' certificates, the University has worked with JDR Healthcare, a reputable local company, to provide a Fit-to-Fly clinic in the Students’ Union Building, St Mary’s Place, St Andrews.

PCR tests cost £150 – a reduced rate for students and staff – and can be booked via JDR Healthcare's website. The clinic will be staffed by professional nurses. JDR Healthcare also offer LFD tests which come with Fit-to-Fly certificates, at a rate of £75.

The University will receive no income from the Fit-to-Fly clinic.

The JDR clinics will initially operate in the mornings and evenings only, but the company has pledged to provide further testing capacity if demand merits it.

You are not obliged to use the St Andrews JDR service for Fit-to-Fly certification, and our Covid Helpdesk can provide contact details for a number of other services elsewhere in Scotland, including those being offered at airports.

If you have any questions about the service or how to book, our Covid Helpdesk is fully briefed and can assist you.


Graph shows number of positive cases by reporting week for Semester 2, with rolling average weekly positive cases