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Advice for Trinity College Students

Latest COVID-19


We are looking forward to welcoming all new and returning students at the start of the 2021/22 academic year.

We realise that COVID-19 has had a significant impact on all students, and we are doing everything we can to help provide the support you need.

We will keep you updated with the latest information, so please continue to check this page regularly.

Further updates will be posted here and on the main University COVID-19 pages.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms

You should book a test through the Early Alert System (EAS) and self-isolate immediately:

If for any reason you need to book a test via the NHS (e.g. when the EAS service is closed), please use

Please don't hesitate to contact the college Covid-19 response team with any questions regarding testing, quarantine or food delivery during self isolation by emailing:

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Life at Trinity

Michaelmas Term 2021

Our aim this term is for College life to return as much as possible to the activities and sense of community that we enjoyed before the advent of COVID-19, while continuing to keep our community safe from any further outbreaks.

The information outlined below contains guidance surrounding College life to help you make the most of this term and year while staying safe and protecting the College community.

While social distancing and the mandatory wearing of face coverings are no longer in place, all University members are asked to play their part in minimising the risk of COVID-19 by taking the following actions:

  • Get vaccinated as soon as possible if you have not already done so 
  • Wear face coverings where indicated (unless exempt) 
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap or sanitiser
  • Test regularly, and if you have symptoms 
  • Follow self-isolation guidance 
  • Be considerate of other people’s space 

Full details of the new guidance can be found on the coronavirus health webpage: 

We will keep our policies and procedures under review as the term progresses, and you will be informed when any COVID-specific guidance is no longer applicable, or if it is revised over the coming weeks and months.

We also strongly encourage all students who are in Oxford, and all staff who are working on site, to take regular symptom-free Lateral Flow Device (LFD) tests, twice a week. If you receive a positive result, or develop symptoms, you must immediately self-isolate and book a confirmatory PCR test via the University’s Testing for COVID-19: Early Alert Service.