The Scottish Government website provides up-to-date guidance on the process for people entering the UK, including steps you should take before you travel and access to forms you will need to fill out.
Quarantine for students arriving from outside the UK
If you are travelling to the United Kingdom from another country, you may need to self-isolate (quarantine). This is a period of self-isolation for two weeks. If you're living in university-managed accommodation for the year, your quarantine period will be free of charge as long as you arrive two weeks before the course start date.
If you have to quarantine, you will move straight to your room when you arrive. Information on quarantine rules and what you can expect from Accommodation Services will be given to you in advance.
Support for students in quarantine
If you are living in university accommodation, we will provide you with a care package for your quarantine period. This will include extra bedlinen (as you won't be able to use the laundry during quarantine), a kitchen starter pack, and information on food deliveries.
Documenting your quarantine period
Before you arrive in the UK, you will need to submit the Public Health Passenger Locator Form. This includes details of the address you will quarantine at. This can be your University of Stirling accommodation address, which you will be supplied before you travel.
International students who need to register with Police Scotland won’t be penalised if you don’t register at a police station within seven days upon arrival to the UK if you are required to self-isolate. Please refer to the Police Registration pages on this website for further information and updates on current arrangements.
Collecting your BRP (Biometric Residence Permit)
UK Visas and Immigration have confirmed that the Post Office will hold onto your BRP for a longer period due to Covid-19 and that students required to self-isolate should follow the isolation period first. You should only attempt collection of the BRP once you have completed the self-isolation period.