Important changes to campus from 27 September

Important changes to campus from 27 September

Published: September 27, 2021

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 spaces unless 1m distancing can be maintained or there are physical barriers in place.
• In all theatre spaces such as the New Athenaeum Theatre, Stevenson Concert Hall and Fyfe Lecture Theatre
• In the AGOS, Chandler and Ledger Recital Room when they are used as theatre spaces for productions or rehearsals
• All classroom-based activity is risk-assessed, so please adhere to all guidance on face covering from your programme teams

Face coverings will not be required only when:

• Sitting in a hospitality setting, such as the Café Bar
• Eating or drinking
• An individual has a physical or mental health condition which means they are unable to wear a face covering
• Not wearing a mask has been risked-assessed as being permissible as part of a rehearsal or performance activity. Please follow guidance from your programme team

Removal of the one-way system

While travelling around the campus, it will no longer be necessary to adhere to a one-way system.

However, the single entry point to Renfrew Street will still be via the ground floor entrance and all exits will be via the front stairs.

At the Wallace Studios, there is a single entry and exit point for ballet and the drama studios. Production has a single entry/exit point.

Swiping in and out of campus is mandatory.

Toilet blocks

The toilets blocks around campus will revert back from single to communal use. As these will be communal areas of campus again and not single-use, face coverings must be worn.

Social distancing

While 0m distancing is the starting point there may be occasions when distancing is still in place based on departmental risk assessments. This may be 1m or 2m distancing depending upon the activity and will be in place to minimise the risk to people in the RCS community. Room capacities have been recalibrated to 1m distancing. Please do not exceed room capacities.

Please follow guidance from your department heads/programme teams.

Drop-In vaccination bus at RCS this Wednesday

The best way of keeping yourself and other members of the community safe is to ensure you are double-vaxxed.

A drop-in vaccination bus will be on campus this Wednesday, 29 September, from 10am to 6pm.
It will be located at the Hope St gates next to the AAS Fire Exit door.

You don’t need an appointment to attend.

Let’s all play our part in keeping our community safe

It’s important to remember that the threat and impact of Covid has not gone and it’s absolutely vital that we keep working together across the RCS community to keep each other safe.

All measures will be reviewed on an on-going basis to ensure the RCS community complies with all government and public health guidance.

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