COVID-19: Resources and advice for staff

Thank you to all staff who are adjusting to the new government and University advice and changing the way you work. We have all had to learn COVID-awareness, affecting almost every aspect of our life and behaviour, and a huge amount of work has gone into our plans for this academic year to ensure continuity of College life.

The welfare of our staff, fellows and lecturers is our absolute priority, and we will continue to provide as much advice, care and support as we can. 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 work and take part in college life as much as possible.

Key information for all staff:

The main Oxford University COVID19 Response pages for staff contain the most up to date and detailed information for college and university staff, including guidance on the university’s face coverings policy and information about the Early Alert testing service; home-working and wellbeing support for staff who will be continuing to work remotely, and information about teaching and supporting students under the new arrangements.

New ways of working

Please note that we will be applying a social distance of 2 metres at all times.

Each department has carried out detailed risk assessment, and so will have revised schedules, with PPE in place where required.

Masks and social distancing will be required for teaching, and non-student-facing staff are advised to continue to work remotely where possible.

Temporary marquees and additional teaching space

We have arranged a marquee in Dolphin Yard to provide cover for the staff and student lunch and dinner queue in wet weather.

We have also hired a temporary marquee in Garden Quad, so that students and staff can meet outdoors. It will come equipped with tables, chairs and a white board for use in teaching.

Additional teaching rooms in college have been made available to ensure there is enough capacity to undertake teaching in rooms that meet social distancing and public health requirements. Please email Isabel Lough to make arrangements for booking rooms for teaching.

What to do if you have COVID-19 symptoms

If you are concerned about possible COVID symptoms, please see University guidance at

Meetings and policy on guests

We are asking all Trinity members not to invite guests into College for meals or to meet socially, as we are keen to minimise the number of people onsite.

If you need to arrange a College meeting, please continue to use Teams wherever possible. If you must meet in person, then please use the outdoor marquee or meet in a well- ventilated office, with social distancing in place at all times.

Meals and food

Food service will commence from Monday 28th September. A hot lunch can be collected from the kitchen servery as usual from 11:45, and all staff will eat in the College Bar, rather than Hall. SCR lunch arrangements have been circulated to fellows; a cold takeaway lunch option in the Britton Room is available for all staff.