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Advice for Trinity College Students

Latest COVID-19


The Government has advised that some courses can resume in-person teaching from 8 March; with plans for other courses to be confirmed around Easter. This guidance is not expected until 5 April at the earliest. Updates will be posted here and on the main University COVID-19 pages as soon as possible. 

Please consult the Student Coronavirus pages of the university website for detailed information about teaching and learning, returning to Oxford, and arrangements for Trinity Term. 

All existing requirements for social distancing and use of face coverings, remains in place. For more information please see the University's local restrictions page or the government website for details on these restrictions.

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

You should only leave your accommodation to attend the test. The test result will usually be returned within 24hrs and we ask that you please keep us updated with information you receive from the testing service by emailing:

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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Returning to College

For Trinity Term

On Monday 22 February, the UK Government confirmed that students will be allowed to return from 8 March to take part in practical teaching, access specialist facilities, or complete assessments. It will also review the options for timing of the return of all other students by the end of the Easter holidays.

Further details about who is eligible to return and when can be found on the University's Student Coronavirus pages. These pages also contain the latest information about exams, library access, COVID-19 testing arrangements, and student life. 

All students returning to Oxford will be offered two COVID-19 tests: on the day you arrive, and 3 days later.

Please contact the following staff if you have any questions:

Accommodation and testing enquiries: Louise Turner at
General enquiries: Lynne Adam at

Life at Trinity

Trinity Term Arrangements

While the national lockdown is being progressively eased, there will continue to be significant restrictions on what we can and cannot do for some time.

This means that student life in Trinity term will mean college life and activities will be limited to reflect the risk of COVID transmission. The plans below are subject to change as government policy and COVID restrictions evolve. 

Further guidance

The information and resources below will ensure you understand the measures Trinity and the University are undertaking to keep you safe, while allowing you to continue to pursue the academic and social activities that are central to your life in Oxford and at Trinity: