5 Steps to Stay Safe
Staff, students, visitors, contractors, and members of the public, unless exempt, are required to have face coverings readily available and wear them across all University and college buildings. Ensure you are familiar with the full policy.
Face coverings are not a substitute for social distancing at 2m, which remains a key feature of the protective hygiene and safety measures.
Testing for COVID-19: Early Alert Service (EAS)
The EAS is open for all staff and students holding a University Card if they have the three primary symptoms associated with COVID-19 (fever, cough, anosmia). See online booking (plus FAQs) for two testing sites.
The full list of symptoms can be accessed on the NHS page Check if you or your child has coronavirus symptoms.
COVID-19 self-isolation rules
The previous 14-day self-isolation period has been reduced (effective Monday 14 December). There is now a standard duration of 10 full days whatever the reason for self-isolation.
The 10 days are now counted from the day after the relevant event. For example, if someone develops symptoms on 14 Dec [Day 0], they must self-isolate for the rest of that day + all of the following 10 days [15 Dec to 23:59 on 24 Dec] and can come out of self-isolation on 25 Dec [Day 11].
Studying, researching, working and living in Oxford in the 2020–21 academic year
The complete University of Oxford COVID-19 pages cover more health and wellbeing, University status updates, staff guides, information for current students, offer holders and prospective students, advice for the local community, and the details of ongoing COVID-19 research and work on the vaccine.