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COVID-19

Advice for Trinity College Students

Latest COVID-19

Updates

The UK Government has now confirmed that it plans to move to Step 4 of its Roadmap for lifting COVID-19 restrictions on Monday 19 July. However, with rates of COVID-19 in Oxford 70% above the national average, all staff and students working and studying on site should continue to follow all existing University health guidance. 

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

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: https://earlyalert.medsci.ox.ac.uk/earlyalert/booking/bookpcr

If for any reason you need to book a test via the NHS (e.g. when the EAS service is closed), please use https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

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: covid.management@trinity.ox.ac.uk

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: covid.management@trinity.ox.ac.uk

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Thank you for all you have done so far to protect staff, students and the wider community from COVID-19. Staff and students are asked to remember that COVID-19 remains a real threat to many people in our community and that the pandemic is not yet over. 

Please consult the University's Health guidance pages for the latest guidance on testing, travel and vaccinations.

It’s still important that everyone who is in Oxford continues to follow all of the University's health measures as the vaccine is rolled out:

  • Continue social distancing – assume 2 metres within college buildings unless told otherwise
  • Keep washing your hands
  • Keep wearing a face covering (unless you’re exempt)
  • Get tested – twice a week, with Lateral Flow Devices (LFDs); and take a PCR test if you have symptoms or have received a positive LFD test result or have been advised that you are a close contact of someone who has a PCR-confirmed case of COVID-19.
  • Continue to follow the self-isolation guidance.

We realise these measures have been in place for several months, but it’s really important that we all continue to follow all the guidance – even if you have already had COVID-19 or have been vaccinated.  This will help to create a safe environment for teaching, research and working across the University, and help to bring University life back to normal.

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.