COVID-19 Information

Updated COVID-19 guidance following government announcement

Last reviewed 2 December 2021

In response to increased government COVID-19 restrictions due to the Omicron variant, the University is introducing some changes to its health guidance.

From 1 December, face coverings are mandatory (unless individuals are exempt) in University libraries. They are also very strongly encouraged in museums, at meetings of more than 15 people, in lectures and classes, and when moving around buildings. They should also be worn in small group teaching such as tutorials, unless the group agrees otherwise. Please go to the face coverings page for full guidance.  

Christmas events can go ahead as planned. However, all attendees are strongly encouraged to take an LFD test before attending.

There will be no changes to teaching arrangements between now and the end of Michaelmas term, and there is no change to current guidance in relation to staff working on site or from home. Staff should continue to follow all existing health advice. 

Full details of the new guidance can be found on the University's website. The guidance will be reviewed again ahead of the University reopening after the Christmas vacation, and any changes will be communicated as early as possible.





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