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University of Cambridge

COVID-19 latest guidance

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    Introduction 

    This page is for members of Murray Edwards College. It includes information and links to key resources regarding the University and College’s response to COVID-19 for the 2020/21 academic year. 

    Key information will be emailed to College members and disseminated through other communications channels as appropriate. Please read any communication carefully and if you have any questions, please discuss these with your Tutor or your line manager in the first instance.

    Latest University statements 

    University COVID-19 webpages

    Please refer to the University webpages for further information. These pages are updated regularly so please check them frequently.

    The University also has dedicated #StaySafeCambridgeUni webpages. Please follow the guidance there.

    For information about the Disability Resource Centre, please visit their website.

    Information for all students: Life in College

    We have produced a document: 'College life: a guide for students' (updated 21 May 2021). Please read the information in conjunction with the 'Easter Term Guiding Principles' (updated 21 May 2021). We also encourage you to look at the #StaySafeCambridgeUni webpages and to follow the guidance shared there.

    The University webpages are also a helpful source of up-to-date information.

    Information for international students

    If you have questions around travel, visas and immigration matters, please look at the University web pages for the latest information and guidance. If you have specific questions or concerns, please get in touch with the Tutorial Office and the Accommodation Office in the first instance.

    The #StaySafeCambridgeUni webpages have specific guidance for people travelling to Cambridge from overseas.

    All students should check their emails regularly for information from the College, their Department or Faculty, and the University.

    Information for Fellows

    In line with the latest government guidance, Fellows and other teaching staff should work from home and deliver teaching remotely wherever possible.

    What to do if you have COVID-19 symptoms (updated 20 January 2021). If you cannot download the document, you can request a copy from HR.

    For Fellows working in College, please follow the COVID-19 guidelines. We also encourage you to follow the general University guidance on the #StaySafeCambridgeUni webpages.

    Information for staff

    In line with the latest government guidance, staff have been advised that they should work from home where their roles allow for remote working. Any member of staff currently required to be in College for essential work should continue as advised by their line managers.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to your line manager in the first instance.

    What to do if you have COVID-19 symptoms (updated 20 January 2021). If you cannot download the document, you can request a copy from your line manager or HR.

    For staff working in College, please follow the COVID-19 guidelines. We also encourage you to follow the general University guidance on the #StaySafeCambridgeUni webpages

    Information for Directors of Studies and supervisors

    In line with the latest government guidance, Directors of Studies and supervisors should work from home and deliver teaching remotely wherever possible.

    The Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning has created some useful material and guidelines for all those teaching remotely.

    We also encourage you to look at the #StaySafeCambridgeUni webpages and to follow the guidance shared there.

    Booking supervision rooms

    College library

    For information on using the library at the current time, please visit the library webpages.

    Library guidance for students in self-isolation

    Catering

    The Dome opening times and catering offer are as follows:

    Monday to Friday

    • 10:00-11:30 – Coffee shop and shop
    • 12:00-13:30 – Lunch service
    • 14:00-17:00 – Coffee shop and shop
    • 17:30-19:00 – Dinner service

    Saturday and Sunday

    • 10:00-11:30 – Coffee shop and shop
    • 12:00-13:30 – Brunch service
    • 14:00-17:00 – Coffee shop and shop
    • 17:30-19:00 – Dinner service

    From 17 May: Lunch service remains from 12:00-13:30 but staff are now able to access seating in the Dome between 12:00-12:30. Students are able to access seating in the Dome between 12:30-13:30. Please observe the queuing system and maintain social distancing at all times.

    Table space for students and staff is available on a first come, first served basis. If you intend to sit down, please make sure you take a tray and let the service team know that you intend to sit in the Dome.

    Three people will be able to sit at a table at a time. There will be no water on the tables or salt and pepper provision. If you would like these items, please make sure you pick them up on your journey through the servery.

    Please clean your table and chair after use (cleaning materials are provided) and place the used materials on your tray. Please place your tray in the usual racks when leaving.

     

    Health, wellbeing and self-isolation guidance

    The University has webpages dedicated to health and wellbeing.

    • Gym reopening guidance (updated 12 April)
    • The Wellbeing Wheel
    • Public Health England’s Every Mind Matters campaign and their local NHS trust,  now provide dedicated 24-hour support lines.
    • Students can also get help from Student Space, an online platform launched specifically to help with the challenges of the pandemic, which offers resources, phone, text and online support.

    We also encourage you to look at the #StaySafeCambridgeUni webpages and to follow the guidance shared there.