Key facts and links to Government & University Guidelines regarding COVID-19
The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to STAY AT HOME to protect others and the NHS workers and to save lives.
If you do not have any symptoms of Covid 19 and no reason to believe you have been in contact with any person with the virus, you may leave your home for basic necessities ONLY such as;
- food and medicine but this must be as infrequently as possible.
- One form of exercise a day for a run or bike ride, alone or with your household.
- any medical need that’s urgent or required
- No student within college should need to travel to a place of work as this is not permitted for junior members of the College. (Please contact your tutor if you have financial concerns)
- No student should be visiting friends or family outside of their household (those in your shared accommodation) and returning. You are putting yourself and others in your house and within the College at risk!
- Visitors from other Colleges are also not permitted - use social media to be in touch. This is serious & we must contain the virus to save lives.
You should not go out if you can avoid it and only for the reasons above. If you do go out, please stay 2 metres away from anyone outside of your household and wash hands frequently, especially as soon as you return home.
Please see the link below for full guidance on staying at home and away from others.
IF YOU MAY HAVE SYMPTOMS:
** If you are concerned you may have the virus, please do the NHS self-assessment tool first: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19. Please then call the porters to notify them - whether or not you plan to remain in College. DO NOT go to the Porter's Lodge. DO NOT go to the GP. If you are asked to self-isolate and are remaining in the College, we have a support team who can help you, so please tell the porters so we are informed and they can put them in touch with you. We can then provide guidance and support as well as check on you.**
If you believe you or someone in your household have coronavirus please follow the guidance below:
If you may have the virus, please DO NOT leave your house/room. The college have made provisions to support you if you need to completely self-isolate for any reason. Please contact the porters or welfare team if you need to do this.
We have a group of supporters who can get you the essentials you may need and leave at your door, you should not need to go out. We can give you all of the information you need to keep you and others safe and well.
DO continue to use the nhs 111 covid-19 online assessment tool regularly to assess your symptoms:
Please call 111 if you have urgent worries about your physical health and 999 if it is an emergency. Please make sure they know you have been isolating and why.
CARING FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH DURING THE LOCKDOWN (see also under the Mental Health Resources tab)
Please take a look at Public Health England's advice on mental health during lockdown:
- NHS: For more information about the virus, symptoms, how to care for yourself and the latest information, go to the NHS page: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
- Government: The latest government advice and guidance is listed here: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-gov.
- University:The University has a task force monitoring the situation and the College is following their recommendations which are based on Public Health England. The latest guidance from the University of Cambridge can be found here: https://www.cam.ac.uk/notices/news/coronavirus-latest-guidance