It is more important than ever that we look after ourselves and others. By acting responsibly in the face of this pandemic we stand the greatest chance of minimising the risk of infection and carrying on with our work, study and the things we enjoy. The University and Colleges have put together a clear set of measures, which have been tested and refined in consultation with over 300 students and staff, designed to keep everyone in our community as safe as possible.

In order to manage potential outbreaks of COVID-19 and keep everyone in the community as safe as possible, we have worked in collaboration with local public health teams to develop the University of Cambridge Outbreak Response Plan.

Update 26 February 2021: rest of Lent term, Easter vacation and Easter term

The government has recently updated its guidance for universities on the return of students and in-person teaching. There is no major change to the University’s provision of teaching and learning for the rest of Lent term or the Easter vacation. For full details see this update from the University and the Colleges on Lent term, Easter vacation and Easter term 2021.

In summary: teaching will remain online for the majority of courses (with a few exceptions) and those courses, such as clinical medicine, that are already teaching in-person will continue to do so. As per current rules, research students are permitted to access specialist facilities if necessary for their work.

Most students should remain where they are – whether at home or in Cambridge – and should not travel unless for one of the permitted exceptional reasons.

We hope to welcome back as many students as possible in Easter Term 2021, but this depends on what is allowed by the government. We will provide more information as soon as we can.