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Failure to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines

The sanctions and scenarios listed below have been agreed by Deans of Discipline across the Collegiate University as a guide for all Colleges to follow. It should be read as an addendum to the College’s existing Rules of Behaviour.

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Possible penalties/sanctions

Scenarios that would attract the requisite penalty/sanction

Band 1

  • Fine (up to £50)
  • Community service (up to a day)
  • Verbal or written warning
  • Letters of apology (for example to those affected or endangered)
  • Essay, including about infection control or other relevant topic
  • Crowding/a lack of social distancing between a medium to large group of students within a College or University building
  • A group of students meeting in another student’s room where the number of students is beyond the number permitted
  • A planned event intended to meet COVID restrictions but where the student continued to attend even once it became clear that restrictions could not be maintained


Band 2

  • Fine (over £50)
  • Community service (over a day)
  • Restricting access to particular areas or spaces within College (e.g. library, outdoor space)
  • Final warning

(other Band 1 sanctions can be included)

· A student being required to self-isolate but infringing the regulations (going to the dining hall, going into other students’ rooms, going to supervisions), when they have not received test results

· A planned event which purposefully breaches COVID-19 regulations for some reason (meeting at College, University or city location) – for example, unpermitted rave


Discipline Committee

Anything within the remit of the Discipline Committee

· Student coughing, spitting, heavy breathing over others for the purpose of implying they are attempting to give another person coronavirus






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