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COVID-19: Latest Guidance

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Updated 12 January 2022

It remains important for everyone to be conscious of the continuing threat of COVID-19, and we must all do the best we can to ensure that we look after ourselves and our community. Here are the main things we need to do to keep everyone safe:  

Wearing face coverings in College

  • We expect everyone to wear masks in all communal areas in College and when moving through corridors and across communal rooms.

  • Please do adhere to this guidance: masks continue to be a key pillar of protection, for yourself and others. 

You can find the University's guidance on wearing masks on their website, and the updated government guidance on wearing masks in public spaces in England, as well as other measures to combat the new COVID-19 variant, on their website. 

COVID-19 Testing and attending events

  • Regular testing is critical to keep the Wolfson and wider community safe. 
  • Please do lateral flow tests at least twice a week. 

  • All students should register for the asymptomatic PCR testing programme here. Whether you take part or not will affect your ability to ‘opt out’ of your household

  • Before you attend any event in College, everyone must take a lateral flow test. You can order free tests online or pick them up from a pharmacy in town if they are available.

  • Do not come into College if the test is positive or if you have any Covid symptoms. 

  • Residents must inform the Porters and staff should inform their Head of Department if they have a positive Covid test, have symptoms, or are self-isolating.

You can find out more information on our Testing page.  


  • If you’re not already full vaccinated, we urge everyone to do so as soon as possible. 

  • Pop-up vaccination centres are available in many places in Cambridge, and you can find details of vaccination centres here. The Grafton Centre is open daily for all jabs.

  • If you are concerned or have questions about vaccinations, please contact the University Covid Helpdesk.

Travel regulations

  • Ensure you check the latest government travel guidance if you are leaving College and when you plan to return - things change fast. 

  • If you need to change your travel plans, then get in touch with the Accommodation Officer or your Tutor if you have concerns or need help. 
  • You can contact the College COVID Support if you require a test-to-check on return to College. Please be aware that these tests are not acceptable as the Day 2 (and Day 8) tests if you are travelling from abroad.


  • If you have COVID-19 symptoms, you must get a PCR test and you must isolate until you receive the results. 

  • If you have symptoms, please contact the Porters to let them know and don’t forget to fill in the University’s COVID-19 monitoring form

  • If you test positive on an LFT, please isolate immediately and notify the Porters (you no longer need to follow up with a PCR test).
  • If you are informed that you are a close contact of someone who has COVID-19, whether you have to isolate depends on your vaccination status (where/when and which vaccine you were given). You can find details here.

Staying Safe 

There are key things we can do to keep each other safe while on site at the College: 

  • Face coverings help protect others: we expect you to wear one in all communal areas in College and when moving through rooms and communal areas.

  • Shared spaces must be well-ventilated. Keep doors and windows open. 

  • Please keep the numbers in any space to a reasonable level; if a space looks crowded, or makes you uncomfortable, then do not go in. 

  • If a space becomes too crowded and makes you uncomfortable, you should leave. Ask for help to find alternative places to gather.

  • Please always consider using the gardens to gather rather than indoors. Instead of the gym, for example, you could choose to exercise outside.

  • Use hand sanitisers and wash your hands regularly.

  • If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, get a test immediately

Check the University's COVID-19 resources for the most recent updates or explore these pages for further detail.