An apology email has been sent to staff and students after the university’s principal decided to stay with his son during a visit to Wales.
George Boyne, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Aberdeen university, says he made the trip for a private health matter on Friday and was unaware it was against local guidance.
Speaking to the local police force he was reassured no action would be taken against him.
In a statement Mr Boyne said: “On Friday I travelled down to Wales for a private health matter, to see a consultant I have been seeing for some time.
“For the purposes of the visit I have been staying at our house in Wales which is occupied by our son. As I have reduced immunity, it felt like the safest option to be in our house, rather than in a hotel.
“It has been suggested to me that this may be not be in line with local guidance. I have checked the position with South Wales Police and have been advised that they will not be taking any action.
“However I sincerely apologise for any concern this may cause. I have informed the Senior Governor of the University of Aberdeen.”