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COVID-19: Latest Guidance

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Updated 22 October 2021

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:   

COVID-19 Testing

Regular testing is critical to keep the Wolfson and wider community safe.  

  • 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 large event in College, everyone must take a lateral flow test if they’ve not done a PCR test in the previous three days. 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.

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


If you have COVID-19 symptoms, you must get a 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 are informed that you are a close contact of someone who has COVID-19, you must get a PCR test.

  • 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, please carry one with you at all times on the College site.

  • 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.