Latest guidance following national lockdown

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As the UK has now moved into lockdown, the University and Colleges are adapting to new government guidelines regarding the return of students and life in Colleges. 

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The Vice Chancellor has issued a statement regarding the impact of the new lockdown on students and staff, and Wolfson has updated the guidance on its COVID-19 webpages, containing essential information about returning to College and life in College under lockdown.

Key information from this latest update includes:

  • For undergraduate students and those on taught Masters programmes: there will be no in-person teaching at all in Lent Term (except for a limited number of courses). 
  • We must all work or study from home unless we are unable to do so. 
  • Postgraduate research students who need access to University facilities (e.g. labs, archives) will be able to do so under strict conditions. All other research students should work “from home”. 
  • If you are currently living in College/in Cambridge: you should remain in your accommodation. You should not move home. 

For those who are not in Cambridge: 

  • You should not plan to return to Cambridge until the Government lifts its restrictions.
  • Undergraduates and those on taught Masters programmes should not envisage returning until the end of February at the earliest.
  • Research students needing to return to Cambridge to continue research may do so without permission, but will need to have a negative test result and therefore no one should now plan to arrive in Cambridge until after COVID testing restarts 
  • For all others, if you cannot study where you live, then you must contact your tutor to ask for permission return. 
  • If you live overseas you should try to alter your travel arrangements to comply with this guidance.  If you cannot do so, then contact your tutor and be aware that you must quarantine for 10 days on arrival back in College [update: all students must now quarantine for 10 days on arrival in College].  

Please visit our COVID-19 resource page for full details about returning to College, self-isolation, and life in College under lockdown.