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Stay COVID-safe. Keep protecting yourself and the community (SSO required)
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. Staff should carry on following Return to On-site Working principles. This position will be kept under constant review in coming weeks and will adapt as the local and national situation evolves.
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.
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 University 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.
COVID-19 information, guidance and advice for staff and students at Oxford
General coronavirus advice and support for staff and students can be found on the University's 'Oxford and coronavirus' homepage.
Please contact the relevant MPLS Team if you have questions or concerns that are not answered on these pages or can't be answered by your department.
The MPLS Graduate School has also created a webpage with PDF versions of all communications sent out to PGR students and links to other useful resources.
MPLS ED&I Fellows 2021-22 - Call for applications
We are pleased to announce for the second year our ED&I Fellowships for 2021-2022 to work alongside our divisional ED&I team and ED&I Steering Group to help inform and implement our new 2020-2023 ED&I action plan. We are looking for enthusiastic and proactive researchers (including DPhils and postdocs) and professional service staff members – specifically those with experience, knowledge or interest in issues of racial justice, mental health and disability, LGBT+ equality, and/or gender equality – and their intersections.
Deadline: 31 July 2021