January 12, 2022

Term 2 at RCS

As you are aware, government and health responses to the Omicron variant are creating a fast-moving and fluid situation in terms of guidance and regulation. RCS continues to be in active engagement with government and public health colleagues and will continue to do so throughout the winter break. As has been the case throughout the

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September 27, 2021

Important changes to campus from 27 September

A warm welcome back to a new academic year at RCS. From today there will be some important changes in the ways we all use the campus. Face coverings In line with the latest Scottish Government guidance, RCS requires face coverings to be worn: • When moving about the campus buildings• In library and office

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September 15, 2021

Welcoming students back to campus

Over the last few months, the departmental and programme teams have been working carefully to develop their activity plans and are looking forward to a year of positive in-person activity on campus as we all enter a new chapter of living and working in a Covid environment. The safety and well-being of students and staff

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August 13, 2021

Covid Update

The CSMT has been assessing carefully developments on Covid guidance over recent weeks, in particular the confirmation this Monday (9 August) from Scottish Government that with immediate effect Scotland has moved into the ‘Beyond Level 0’ phase of managing the pandemic. This is a positive new chapter for all of us individually, including the RCS

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Download the Test and Protect App

The Protect Scotland app from NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect is a free, mobile phone app designed to help us protect each other and reduce the spread of coronavirus.

The app will alert you if you have been in close contact with another app user who tests positive for coronavirus. And if you test positive, it can help in determining contacts that you may have otherwise missed while keeping your information private and anonymous.

Using the Protect Scotland app, along with sticking to current public health measures, will help us to stay safe when we meet up, socialise, work or travel.

Downloading and using Protect Scotland will never be a requirement. However, as we see the rate of infection start to rise, it is important that we all download and use the Protect Scotland app to help stop the spread of coronavirus. We know the more of us that do, the more effective it will be.

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Remember FACTS for a safer Scotland
  • Face Coverings
  • Avoid Crowded Places
  • Clean Your Hands Regularly
  • Two Meter Distance
  • Self Isolate and Book a Test if You Have Symptoms


NHS inform

The NHS inform website contains the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance from NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government, including physical distancing measures and advice for infected households


Mass asymptomatic testing for Covid-19

Mass asymptomatic community testing is coming to Glasgow in your area and we’re looking for your help in beating Covid-19 so everyday life can get back to normal for all of us more quickly.

You can have Covid and not know about it – people don’t always get symptoms.

Getting a test will make sure you don’t have it, make sure you can’t pass it on, and make sure we get Glasgow out of level four quicker.

You can help your friends, neighbours and local community by taking a quick, simple, safe and effective test – near where you live, and get the results in less than 48 hours.

As this is a pilot scheme initially, two mobile testing centres have been set up in Pollokshields and Dalmarnock – two areas of Glasgow with higher than average Covid infection rates. If we can understand why infection rates in these two pilot areas are higher than elsewhere, it will help us take measures to drive down infection rates across the city. You may have seen in the media details of a similar scheme running in Liverpool.

We only want people to get tested if they have no Covid-19 symptoms at all.  This is particularly important so if you have any of the main Covid -19 symptoms – a fever (high temperature), a new, continuous cough or loss of taste and/or smell – please book a separate test immediately at NHS Inform.

If you have no Covid-19 symptoms please book a test.  It’s free and will only take a few minutes.  We’ve set up mobile testing centres near you in Pollokshields (in the large car park on Albert Drive, opposite the Tramway Theatre) and Dalmarnock (in the Emirates Arena car park.)  They’ll be open from 9am – 5pm every day until December 9.  If you can, please book a test or you can also simply turn up and get a test on the spot if that’s easier for you.

Understanding how many people in your community have Covid-19 but with no symptoms will help everyone.

Covid safety on campus

The Scottish Government have put together a short course on how to keep yourself and others safe whilst on campus.

View the covid safety short course.


For information on accessing the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, please see our recent campus tour video.


Contact information


International and Student Experience – welfare@rcs.ac.uk

Counsellor and Disability Adviser – j.balmforth@rcs.ac.uk

Student Union – supresident@rcs.ac.uk



Welcome Home Support Team (to assist students arriving in Glasgow to begin their studies) – welcomehome@rcs.ac.uk 


Togetherall is an online support community that RCS students can join for free. It’s completely anonymous and can be accessed at any time of the day or night, 365 days a year. On the website, there are trained counsellors making it a safe place to express how you’re feeling. To join, go to Togetherall, pick Organisation and then Universities from the drop-down menu. Put your email address in, then create a username.



If you have any concerns or questions, please contact either Russell Brown, Health, Safety and Wellbeing Manager at r.brown@rcs.ac.uk or the Human Resources dept. at humanresources@rcs.ac.uk.


General Contact

RCS Switchboard: 0141 332 4101



Linda Robertson – l.robertson@rcs.ac.uk



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