The Latest Updates

Our latest information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the current opening hours for our venues and services.

Updated 23 August 2021


Open Venues

The Liar

Monday – Thursday: 09:00 – 17:00

Friday: 09:00 – Late

Saturday: 18:00 – Late

Sunday: CLOSED

The Terrace

Monday – Thursday: 09:00 – 17:00

Friday: 09:00 – Late

Saturday: 18:00 – Late

Sunday: CLOSED

The Premier

Monday – Friday: 09:00 – 17:00

Saturday – Sunday: CLOSED

Ninewells Shop

Monday – Friday: 08:00 – 15:00

Saturday – Sunday: CLOSED

Night Bus

Tuesday – Saturday: 19:00 – 23:00

Games Room

Monday – Friday: 09:00 – 16:00

Closed Venues

Closed venues will reopen in 2021 when government guidance allows. Check this page for regular updates.


DJCAD Cantina

Library Café


Societies Guidance

Now we’ve moved into beyond Level 0, restrictions have been heavily reduced. DUSA, unlike the University, falls under the Events & Hospitality sector guidance. 

What does this mean for societies?

Within DUSA, there is now no legal requirement to socially distance or place caps on the number of people who attend society events. Technically, there are caps, but they are 2000 indoors and 5000 outdoors. Despite this, we still ask all members to behave responsibly – we will not be able to support activities which pose an unacceptable level of risk.

You are still legally required to wear face masks when moving around the building, unless you are exempt. Hand sanitisation points are readily available at the entrance to all venues.

Do risk assessments still need to be submitted?

Yes, risk assessments are still required for any society event. You can access the template risk assessment here: download a risk assessment

Do we need to use track and trace?

DUSA has ‘Check in Scotland’ QR codes displayed all around and outside of the building. Please ensure each of your members who attends society events scans this QR code.

What about bake sales?

Food hygiene and safety training will begin early on in Semester One. We ask that you or your committee do not hold any bake sales until you have been trained. In a COVID world, it’s more important than ever to undergo this training before baking any goods for your members.

What about society balls?

We recommend that you obtain event insurance for any ball venues before paying your deposits. DUSA is unable to cover the costs of any money lost due to changes in restrictions.

Can we get funding for our events?

The societies funding panel is not yet operational. The 21/22 panel members will be voted in at the first societies council of the academic year. 

When will society committee training begin?

In-person committee training will begin in September. In the interim, you can access online training documents here:

How do we book Freshers Week events?

Please complete the form on the ‘Freshers Event support’ tab at the above link.


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.

Welfare services

The Hive is closed until further notice.

We are still offering advice and support via our online services – please email

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

Academic advice

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

Housing Advice

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

Coronavirus outbreak

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.

Keep up to date with the latest information and guidance on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak from the University of Dundee.