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Staying safe

It is more important than ever that we look after ourselves and others. By acting responsibly in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, we can minimise the risk of infection and carry on with our work, study and social interactions safely. 

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  • Updated 31 May 2022

The University and Colleges have put together a clear set of measures designed to keep everyone in our community as safe as possible. These are part of the 'Stay Safe Cambridge Uni' public health campaign

We have complied with the government's guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19 and have completed a College COVID-19 Risk Assessment.

We have guidelines in place throughout the College to keep our community safe and well post-19 July 2021.

Face coverings

  • Face-coverings help to reduce distribution of the airborne particles that spread coronavirus. 
  • The Department for Education’s guidance no longer advises staff, students and visitors to use face coverings in teaching settings or communal areas – though they are asked to follow wider advice on face coverings outside of university settings (including on public transport).
  • In the interest of minimising the risk of local transmission, and out of consideration for others, we therefore encourage staff and students to continue using face coverings in public University spaces. 

Social spaces and social distancing

We strongly encourage you to maintain a social distance of 1m+ in all shared spaces where possible.

  • 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. 
  • Similarly, 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.


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

  • We ask all members of College to use lateral flow testing regularly. 
  • If you live in, or come to College daily, then please test at least twice a week.  If you are planning to come into College, please test before you come in. 
  • 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.


We urge everyone to get fully vaccinated as soon as possible. Pop-up vaccination centres are available in many places in Cambridge.

Frequently clean your hands

Coronavirus can be spread through contact with a contaminated surface. If you touch a surface contaminated with the virus and then touch your nose, eyes or mouth, you may be infected. This means it is important to clean your hands frequently, especially:

  • whenever you enter a building, including the workplace and your home or College
  • after you blow your nose, cough or sneeze
  • before you eat or handle food
  • after you have had contact with surfaces
  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds using soap and water, or use hand sanitiser when you do not have access to a sink and soap. Dry your hands thoroughly.

Hand sanitisation stations

Across the College you will see free-standing hand sanitiser stations, mainly in entrances to high-traffic areas such as the Porters’ Lodge, Cafeteria, Library and Club Room but in other areas too. We encourage you to sanitise your hands when entering and leaving a building. Hand sanitiser is not as effective as frequently washing hands with soap and water.

You can find the University's guidance regarding staying safe on their website,

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