Coronavirus information and guidance


Last updated: 18 December, 3pm

Return to the workplace

The University continues to proceed in step with Scottish Government guidelines.  All buildings are now open, with clear protocols and guidance on social distancing in each.  

At all times, in all circumstances, and in the interests of everyone in the University and wider St Andrews community, the chief principle guiding this work will be safety.

The following FAQs are designed to assist staff in preparing to return to the workplace and they will be updated regularly.

Returning to work Additional information for heads

University advice and support

Pay and benefits




The furlough scheme has been extended to 30 April 2021. The University will continue to ‘top-up’ the salary of any furloughed employee to 100%.    

Test and protect

Annual leave

In recognition of the impact of lockdown and the ability for staff to take leave, the following has been agreed with the Trade Unions.

Guidance for BAME staff