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COVID-19

Advice for Trinity College Students

Latest COVID-19

Updates

Arrangements for life and study during Hilary Term have been updated on the University's Christmas Vacation pages. In line with Government guidance, only very specific groups of taught students will be permitted to return to Oxford from 4 January.  All other taught students are advised not to travel back to university until at least the middle of February, with all teaching taking place online until at least that point.

The University and colleges are currently consulting the latest government guidance following the national lockdown announced on 4 January. Updates will be posted here and on the main University COVID-19 pages as soon as possible. 

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: 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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Returning to Trinity

For Hilary Term

In line with Government guidance, only very specific groups of taught students will be permitted to return to Oxford from 4 January.  All other taught students are advised not to travel back to university until at least the middle of February, with all teaching taking place online until at least that point.

Students taking part in initial teacher training or medicine courses have already been advised that they should return to Oxford as indicated previously. Students on a small number of additional courses (for example, some of those with professional accreditations) will be invited to come back to Oxford earlier than other students. Your department will contact you in the near future to confirm if this is the case.

All students returning to Oxford will be offered three COVID tests: on the day you arrive, 3 days later, and on the 10th day after your arrival.

Please contact the following staff if you have any questions:

Accommodation enquiries: Mandy Giles at mandy.giles@trinity.ox.ac.uk
Testing enquiries: Louise Turner at louise.turner@trinity.ox.ac.uk
General enquiries: Lynne Adam at lynne.adam@trinity.ox.ac.uk

Life at Trinity

Key Information For All Students

Due to national restrictions, please note the following changes to college life (updated 17 December):

College facilities

  • The college bar will be closed until further notice.
  • We are working hard to restrict numbers of staff and students in college for safety reasons. We plan to offer a very limited lunch option in Hall for on-site students only. We therefore ask that all off-site students self-cater in your own kitchens. Further meal details follow below.
  • Due to the small numbers of students onsite this term, the marquee will be removed. We can review this in future as required.
  • Due to safety reasons, we have made the decision to close the Lawns Pavilion, including the reading room. Please see further information below; this will be reviewed regularly.

Student life

  • You should not invite anyone else from outside your household into your accommodation.
  • The college grounds are available for students living onsite to use; if you live in college accommodation offsite, please make use of the garden at your off-site property, and avoid entering college grounds wherever possible.

Exercise and sport

  • The gym and sportsground will remain closed. However, if you'd like to use the sportsground for running (subject to weather and ground conditions), we'd be happy to accommodate this. 

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:

Detailed Student Information

For Living in College

The information below will be reviewed regularly and updated as circumstances permit.