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COVID-19: Latest Guidance

All members of our community should stay up to date with the latest guidance from the government and the ‘Stay Safe Cambridge Uni’ campaign. These pages detail Wolfson College's latest guidance on COVID-19.

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President's introduction

A very warm welcome to Wolfson and to the beginning of a new academic year!  I am looking forward to meeting all our new students, and also to welcoming returning students, staff, Fellows (long-standing and new) and other members of our wider Wolfson community back into College again after some very challenging months of uncertainty and anxiety. 

Read the President's introduction in full

A very warm welcome to Wolfson and to the beginning of a new academic year!  I am looking forward to meeting all our new students, and also to welcoming returning students, staff, Fellows (long-standing and new) and other members of our wider Wolfson community back into College again after some very challenging months of uncertainty and anxiety. 

This coming year will also undoubtedly have its challenges but we are committed to making it as rewarding and enriching as it possibly can be.  Our priority, as always, is the safety and wellbeing of our whole community. 

You will, I hope, be familiar with the Covid community statement that the University and all the Colleges have signed up to.  Personal responsibility is key to ensuring that our Cambridge collegiate community remains safe and can thrive.  We must all commit to:

  • Behave in a way that minimises the risk of infection
  • Treat each other with dignity and respect
  • Keep up to date with public health guidance and follow it at all times

In these guidelines, we summarise the arrangements we have made for different aspects of College life. These will be updated regularly; this guidance will inevitably change, as it has so many times over the past six months. It is important for all members of our community to stay up to date with the latest guidance from the government, the recently launched ‘Stay Safe Cambridge Uni’ campaign and on our website.

I wish you all success this year. I hope that you find ways of attaining your personal goals, be they academic, sporting, artistic, entrepreneurial, social or simply exploratory. Wolfson and Cambridge still offer so many opportunities – seize them. Be safe, but don’t forget to be curious!

Jane Clarke

Students living out of College are welcome to use the College’s facilities and public spaces, as always. The Facilities Update details the capacity of spaces in college, restrictions on their use, and current opening hours.

 

 

If someone outside your household has symptoms

If someone you have met outside of your household informs you they have COVID symptoms you are not required to isolate unless you or someone in your household develops symptoms or you are contacted by NHS Test and Trace. 

NHS Test and Trace

If you are told by NHS Test and Trace that you have been in close contact with a person with confirmed coronavirus infection then you must self-isolate for 14 days (refer to NHS guidance on how to do this), even if you do not have any symptoms.  Any other people you live with in your household do not need to self-isolate but you must avoid close contact with them.

If you have symptoms

If you do have symptoms then you and anyone who lives with you in your household must self-isolate, while you obtain a test with the University or NHS (see above).

Getting your test result after coming into contact with a confirmed COVID-19 infection

A negative result means you will have to continue your 14 days of self-isolation (because you have had close contact with someone with a confirmed infection you may still develop COVID after a negative test) but others you live with can stop isolating.  

If you return a positive result anyone you have been in close contact with will be alerted by NHS Test and Trace and everyone else in your household must isolate for 14 days from the start of symptoms.