Oxford University COVID-19 Response
Oxford University COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 RESPONSE

Information about the University’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Coronavirus research

Researchers across the University of Oxford are at the forefront of global efforts to understand COVID-19 and protect our communities. Find out more on the Coronavirus research page.

The Oxford Vaccine

The Oxford COVID-19 vaccine team has worked at unprecedented speed in a race against the global threat to human health that is coronavirus. Information is available on The Oxford Vaccine page.

Information for staff and students

The University’s Crisis Response Framework is no longer active. Staff and students should continue to follow Government health advice, and may find the following pages useful: 

Health information

For the latest advice on reducing the spread, and living safely with COVID-19, please visit the UK Government website.

If you study or work in a hospital, the latest guidance is available on the NHS Hospital Trust webpage

For information on how COVID-19 health hazards should be risk assessed, please visit the Risk Assessment and COVID-19 page of the Safety Office’s website.

To find out how to get vaccinated, go to the NHS Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine webpage.

Overseas travel and fieldwork

Information on how to manage the risks associated with fieldwork and overseas travel, including COVID-19 considerations, is available on the University Safety Office’s website.

Welfare and wellbeing

There is a range of support available to students and staff at Oxford, including help to deal with the impact of the pandemic.

For students

Before arriving at Oxford

There are a number of important vaccinations, including COVID-19, that are recommended before arriving at Oxford.  International students should visit the Visa & immigration page for Information on the type of visa you may require, and how to apply before you arrive.

Adapting to life at Oxford

We want everyone to enjoy their time at Oxford, and succeed in their studies, regardless of their background. However COVID-19 has impacted you, we are working together across the University and colleges to help you make the most of your time here. The Oxford Transition Support page has lots of resources as well as tips from our current students about making the transition to Oxford.

Research degree disruption

Advice for postgraduate research students who have faced disruption to their studies due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Degree ceremonies

Having resumed ceremonies from September 2021, the University is working hard to accommodate as many graduands as possible at the ceremonies – whether they are current students, or those who have already left the University. For more information go to the Degree ceremonies page.

COVID-19 financial support

Details of the University’s COVID-19 specific support, set up to help students impacted by the pandemic, can be found on the COVID-19 financial support page.

For staff

New Ways of Working

New Ways of Working supports the needs and circumstances of professional services staff working in different ways, building on our experiences during the pandemic.

Remote working 

Guidance and support for remote working can be found on the HR Support website.

Research degree disruption

Advice for staff on disruption to postgraduate research student research and on mitigations for postgraduate research students due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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