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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.

    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: Living in College

    Everyone is very much looking forward to welcoming you to College next term. We know things are going to look and feel rather different to begin with but we hope that together we can create a safe and friendly space in which we can all live, study and work.

    The College will be in contact with you, outlining what living in College requires at this time. Please read all the information carefully and make sure you have understood it.

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

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

    Information for new students

    We’re very much looking forward to welcoming you to College. We know studying in a new place can be an anxious as well as exciting time but we hope that together we can create a safe and friendly space in which we can all live, study and work.

    The Tutorial Office will have been in contact with you about your arrival at College. Please read all the information carefully.

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

    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.

    Murray Edwards College has been in contact with all our international students about their plans for the next academic year, their travel arrangements, and how we will support any student who is required to quarantine. We understand that everyone’s situation is different and we are doing our utmost to respond to queries as quickly as possible. If you have specific questions or concerns, please get in touch with the Tutorial Office and the Accommodation Office in the first instance.

    Key information for students arriving to quarantine

    Information for Fellows

    The College has been in touch via email regarding returning to College. You will see there are some changes to our usual processes, and how we live and work in College. These include changes to dining arrangements and how we conduct supervisions.

    Before you return to your office in College, please make sure you have read and understood the guidance.

    What to do if you have COVID-19 symptoms and case reporting form.

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

    Information for staff

    The College has been in touch via email regarding returning to work in College. You will see there are some changes to our usual processes, and how we work in College. 

    Before you return to work in the College, please make sure you have read and understood the guidance:

    Staff Return to Work Form

    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 and case reporting form.

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

    Information for Directors of Studies and supervisors

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

    The College will be in touch with you shortly regarding returning to the College buildings. There will be some changes to our usual ways of working in order to minimise risk to everyone in our community. Before you return to College, please make sure you have read and understood the guidance.

    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.

    Catering

    The Dome is currently open from 12:00-13:00, Monday to Friday – takeaway service only.

    From 21 September, the Dome will be open for a takeaway service during the following times:

    Monday to Friday

    • 12:00-13:00 – Lunch (students/staff)
    • 12:30-13:45 – Lunch (Fellows)
    • 17:30-18:30 – Dinner

    Saturday and Sunday

    • 11:00-12:30 – Brunch
    • 17:30-18:30 – Dinner

    From 28 September, the Dome will be open for a takeaway service during the following times:

    Monday to Friday

    • 08:00-09:30 – Breakfast
    • 10:15-11:30 – Coffee shop
    • 12:00-12:30 – Lunch (staff)
    • 12:30-14:00 – Lunch (students)
    • 12:30-13:45 – Lunch (Fellows)
    • 14:45-17:00 – Coffee shop
    • 17:30-19:00 – Dinner

    Saturday and Sunday

    • 11:00-12:30 – Brunch
    • 14:30-17:00 – Coffee shop
    • 17:30-19:00 – Dinner

    Health, wellbeing and self-isolation guidance

    The University has webpages dedicated to health and wellbeing.

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

    Information for students in self-isolation

    Information for self-isolation supporters (SIS)

    In the event of a further lockdown

    In the case of a second national lockdown in England or a local lockdown in Cambridge, the University and Colleges will, as ever, be guided by government advice and legislation. All members of the College community will be kept up-to-date via email and other communications channels as appropriate.