Latest Guidance for Coronavirus

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The University and Colleges are cooperating closely with Public Health England’s Health Protection Team in Cambridge. Public Health England's advice on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is updated daily at 14.00.

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Please read the guidance carefully and contact your GP or the College Nurse if you have any questions.

The Vice-Chancellor's recent statement on behalf of the collegiate University in response to the outbreak of Wuhan Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCov):

“We share the concerns of – and express our full solidarity with – Cambridge staff and students who are worried about the health and wellbeing of relatives and friends in China and elsewhere. We will  continue to assess the public health risk to our collegiate University community, and will take all reasonable precautions to ensure the safety of our staff and students. In the meantime, we urge everyone to remain respectful and supportive of those members of our community who, at what is already a time of heightened anxiety, may feel subjected to unfounded scrutiny.”


UK government advice as at 28 February 2020.

Call NHS 111, stay indoors and avoid contact with other people immediately if you’ve travelled to the UK from:

  • Hubei province in China in the last 14 days, even if you do not have symptoms
  • Iran, lockdown areas in northern Italy or special care zones in South Korea since 19 February, even if you do not have symptoms
  • other parts of mainland China or South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan or Thailand in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if your symptoms are mild)
  • other parts of northern Italy (anywhere north of Pisa, Florence and Rimini), Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar or Vietnam since 19 February and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if your symptoms are mild)