What happens if a member of my household develops coronavirus symptoms, or tests positive?
Anyone who develops symptoms should self-isolate, book a test and inform the College immediately (see https://www.pmb.ox.ac.uk/coronavirus/symptoms for more). We have processes in place to contact other members of the household to inform them of the need to isolate, and support will be provided in the form of meals, library book deliveries and other practical needs.
Can I socialise with others outside my household?
You must not socialise with members of other households in College. Within your household though, you are free to eat, socialise at home and outside together less than 2m apart as a “family unit”.
The rule of 6 applies outside of College.
Guidance on new rules for Oxford's tier (Tier 2 - High Alert) can be found here.
Can I move households?
Currently, it is not logistically viable to introduce transfers between households with the increased risk of transmission that this presents. Exceptional welfare cases may, where appropriate and practicable, be provided with alternative accommodation. We will try to facilitate requests to move between households during the Christmas Vacation, but this will take a high level of cooperation on all sides to manage the practicalities including the cleaning of rooms between occupants who are able to swap.
Can I move home?
It remains a University rule that you must be in residence in order to study at Oxford. The College has no power to dispense with the residence requirement which, in an individual special case, is a proctorial decision. If you wish to leave the College during term time, you should discuss this with your Tutor and the Academic Office. Those who leave College will continue to be responsible for accommodation charges.
Will I still have access to laundry facilities in College?
Yes, the laundry rooms will be available, but face coverings should be worn and maximum capacities in the laundry rooms must be respected.
I am a student living in private accommodation. What support is offered to me?
You can contact the Academic Office team or a member of our welfare team if you need help because of uncertainty with your current private residence.
Please see https://www.pmb.ox.ac.uk/coronavirus/accommodation for information