An update for University staff and students
The health, safety and wellbeing of our staff, students and the wider community continues to be the University and the Faculty’s highest priority in the 2020/21 academic year.
The outlook is more optimistic this term, and restrictions are gradually easing. However, the pandemic is not yet over. It’s vital that everyone who is in Oxford continues to follow all of the Government and University health measures as the vaccine is rolled out:
– Continue social distancing – 2 metres
– Keep washing your hands
– Keep wearing a face covering (unless you’re exempt)
– Get tested – twice a week, and if you have symptoms
– Continue to follow the self-isolation guidance.
We realise these measures have been in place for several months, but it’s really important that everyone who is in Oxford continues to follow all the guidance – even if you have already had COVID-19 or have been vaccinated. This will help to create a safe environment for teaching, research and working across the University, and help to bring University life back to normal.
We also strongly encourage all students who are in Oxford, and all staff who are working on site, to take regular symptom-free Lateral Flow Device (LFD) tests, twice a week. If you receive a positive result, or develop symptoms, you must immediately self-isolate and book a confirmatory PCR test via the University’s Testing for COVID-19: Early Alert Service.