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Murray Edwards College
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. 

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.

COVID-19 testing

The Asymptomatic Testing Programme (ATP) will run for at least the first four weeks of Term. Students who participated previously will be enrolled automatically. If you have not taken part before, please sign up using the online consent form. The College's pool testing day for students in College accommodation is Wednesday. Test kits will be placed in the pigeon hole of the Pool Lead.

More information about testing arrangements during Michaelmas Term can be found on the University website.

Information for all students

Please familiarise yourself with College life: a guide for the College community.

We 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

Please familiarise yourself with College life: a guide for the College community.

What to do if you have COVID-19 symptoms (updated September 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

Please familiarise yourself with College life: a guide for the College community.

What to do if you have COVID-19 symptoms (updated September 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

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

  • Breakfast: 08:00-09:30 
  • Lunch: 12:30-13:30 (12:00 for staff)
  • Dinner: 18:00-19:00 (apart from Tuesdays which is Formal Hall)

Saturday and Sunday

  • Brunch: 11:00-13:30
  • Dinner: 18:00-19:00

Table space for students and staff is available on a first come, first served basis. 

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.

  • 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.