The Oxford City area is currently in the 'High' or Tier 2 COVID alert level, and national restrictions will be introduced from Thursday 5 November.
As of Saturday 31 October, the Oxford City area is currently in the ‘High’ or Tier 2 COVID-19 alert level. In line with Government guidance, the University will continue to remain open and operating with no changes to teaching while these local restrictions are in place.
New national restrictions will be introduced from this Thursday (5 November). From that point, the following will apply:
- The University continue to offer a mix of in-person and online teaching.
- Planned in-person examinations will also continue to be administered in a COVID-secure setting
- Libraries will remain open to students, as will parks and gardens. However, we will close our museums to the public
- There will likely be additional restrictions to sport – details of which will follow in the near future
- Government guidance states that you should not return home until the end of term.
- Residency requirements at Oxford remain in place until the end of term. If you have any concerns about staying, you should speak to your college in the first instance (or your department if you don’t have a college).
A letter from Michelle Donelan MP the Minister of State for Universities outlining the Government's approach has been shared with all taught students.
Please refer to the student pages of the University coronavirus website, where further information.