COVID-19: Information for Students

Thank you to all Wadham students as we adjust to government and University advice changing the way we work. 

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Symptoms and self-isolation

If you are experiencing any COVID 19 symptoms you must self-isolate and arrange a test. 

Please contact the Lodge +44 (0)1865 277900  to inform Wadham that you are self-isolating and email

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Key information for all students

The information and resources below will ensure you understand the measures Wadham and the University are undertaking to keep you safe, while allowing you to continue to pursue academic and social activities.

The main Oxford University COVID-19 Response pages contain the most up to date and detailed information for students, including information about keeping you safe and well; how to access the University’s Early Alert Testing Service; detailed advice about accommodation and life in colleges; and advice about travel and visas for international students.

The Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust also has a helpful resource page with up-to-date NHS advice and local updates about COVID19 in Oxfordshire.

COVID 19: Your Responsibilities

In order to protect our community’s health and support our collective wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic, each student is expected to abide by the following rules:

• to abide by all national public health regulations brought in to stop the spread of COVID-19. Students are also expected to follow the University and/or College’s specific guidance on health measures, together with local public health guidance as relevant for the circumstances they are in.

• to request a test via the University’s Testing for Covid-19: Early Alert Service (EAS) immediately if they experience COVID-like symptoms, and notify the College and Department nominated contact accordingly ( in the case of the College). Students are expected to follow all instructions from the EAS, including in relation to self-isolation.

• to understand that COVID-19 is a public health issue and cooperate fully with University, colleges and public health authorities, including participating fully in any contact tracing as requested.

• to practise effective hygiene methods to limit contact transmission, including regular thorough handwashing with soap, the use of hand sanitisers as requested, the wiping down of surfaces and the correct wearing and disposal/washing of face coverings if required.

• if living in college/University accommodation, to follow college/University guidelines on how they may with and share communal spaces with members of their household. If living in a private household students are expected to follow the relevant Government/Public Health England guidance. Students are also expected to follow guidance regarding how or whether they may enter others’ households and any limits on the number of people allowed to visit a household.

• to show respect and consideration for the collegiate University and wider Oxford community. Students will adhere to any social distancing requirements and maximum group size rules in place, and follow all rules and signage about expected behaviour for the space they are in when interacting with anyone outside their household, whether in college, University premises, on public transport or elsewhere in the city.

• to adhere to the any University or Government rules on wearing face covering that may be put in place, which may include the requirement for face coverings to be worn for in-person teaching indoors and in any shared indoor spaces.

• to take responsibility for ensuring that any guests adhere to these same standards of behaviour in University, college or other spaces.

Breaches of any of these rules, which are in place to ensure the safety of students, College staff and the wider community, may be treated by the College as a disciplinary matter.

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