Our latest information and current opening hours for our venues and services
Updated 24th May 2021
Saturday-Sunday – CLOSED
Tuesday – Saturday 19:00-23:00
Closed venues will reopen in 2021 when government guidance allows. Check this page for regular updates.
The DUSA ban on in-person society events is lifting.
As you all know, coronavirus restrictions remain in place. However there have been recent changes to government guidance and we are able to amend our guidance for societies. 8 people from 8 households can meet outdoors in a private garden or a public place (like a park or an outdoor area of a café).
If you intend to hold any socially distanced events, you need to follow the latest government guidance and ensure you follow FACTS.
- The safety of our members is our top priority and we will not be able to support activities which pose an unacceptable level of risk.
- Before any society activity takes place in person, please submit a risk assessment form to DUSA by emailing email@example.com. You may be required to adapt your plans to make them compliant with current restrictions.
- Despite the control measures, no activity is without risk, and it should be up to individuals to decide which activities they feel comfortable taking part in.
- Where in-person activity is being delivered, committee members must ensure all relevant control measures are enacted and ensure that the maximum capacity of each activity is not surpassed.
- Only society members may attend the activity. Memberships must be completed/purchased prior to arrival at any in-person activity.
The Society President will be the designated COVID-19 Officer. They must do the following:
- Be responsible for ensuring a register is taken and saved digitally, in line with our GDPR policy.
- Hold all attendee data for any in person activity held within the last 21 days.
- Be contactable via email. It is expected that you will respond within 24 hours of receiving an urgent request for data from DUSA.
- Have a full understanding of the approved COVID-19 risk assessment and ensure it is followed at all times.
- Ensure that the specified capacity for your activity (in line with your risk assessment) is never exceeded.
- Report any concerns about activity, potential breaches or issues to DUSA as soon as possible.
If there is a reason why the President cannot be the COVID-19 Officer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible and provide details about which committee member will be taking on the role.
Download a risk assessment here: https://www.dusa.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Risk-Assessment-Template.docx
When will the guidance on events change?
This is entirely determined by the Scottish Government, local council and Police Scotland. Currently, DUSA’s priority is reopening the building with as many safety precautions in place as possible. We are working with the University to accommodate for in-person events as soon as we can and are in discussion on what events can be held in University buildings upon their re-open.
(In future) How will test and protect / event signups be handled?
We need to ensure that future events have capped numbers. Fully ticketed events, even those that are free, helps to manage numbers at events. It also provides the opportunity to collect track and trace information. We are exploring the best way to do this, but it should be expected that all events will be ticketed via Eventbrite or even just a simple Microsoft form.
The Hive is closed until further notice.
We are still offering advice and support via our online services – please email email@example.com
If you need to talk to someone, Nightline is still running their phone service each night, 20:00-08:00 via: +44 (0)1382 381183
A mitigating circumstance is any situation, beyond your control, which has temporarily prevented you from undertaking an assessment or has significantly impaired your performance.
If your studies have been directly affected by unique issues beyond your control, we can support you via firstname.lastname@example.org
All face-to-face drop in sessions for housing advice are suspended until further notice.
All of our housing services can still be accessed via email inquiry via email@example.com
A message from your Rector, Jim Spence.
We are monitoring the Coronavirus outbreak very closely and are taking government advised precautions to protect our members.
Our services and opening hours will change in response to new developments and advice.
The latest status of our services are as follows.