Follow the rules of each building you enter

Different buildings may have slightly different rules, so it is important to follow the rules of each building you enter. You can find advice and guidance on rules for specific buildings on the relevant website. Depending on the building, this advice may be found on a Departmental, Faculty, Laboratory or College website.

Please note that the University and the Colleges will not attempt to record locations, contacts or activities with an aim to ‘contact trace’ in the event of any individual having suspected or confirmed COVID-19. Instead, we will use the UK Government mechanism for Test, Track and Trace, which includes consideration for what constitutes ‘close contact’ with another individual. (for further information see ‘If you test positive you must isolate section’). It is this process that is best placed to respond proportionately to positive cases and provide advice to individuals about actions to be taken. You may, however, still be required to sign in if you visit certain buildings.

Student and supervisor in lab


Examples of measures introduced by Cambridge sites and buildings

Staff across the University have been working hard to ensure University buildings and facilities are open and safe for use.

See how the Cambridge Judge Business School has prepared to reopen to staff and students:




Here are some other examples of ways Cambridge sites have been ensuring they are COVID-secure:

University Sports Centre

University Library

Katy Pitts on reopening the Department of Biochemistry


Further information

NHS Test, Track and Trace: how it works

General advice on returning to the workplace

Guidance for resident students