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Staying safe

We will continue to work together as a community to keep ourselves and others as safe as possible while making the most of life at Cambridge. The University is currently in a transitional phase in which we have recommended the ongoing use of face coverings and social distancing in indoor work settings. We will provide more detail on the measures we will continue to adopt in our buildings closer to the start of term.


All students are strongly encouraged to get fully vaccinated as soon as they can. Information on vaccinations – including for international students – is available on our vaccination webpage.

COVID testing

The University will arrange COVID-19 testing for students on arrival and is prepared to provide appropriate testing throughout the first term and beyond if the public health situation requires it. We run a weekly asymptomatic COVID-19 screening programme for students living in College accommodation and the majority of students living in private accommodation. For students and staff with symptoms of COVID-19, see information on symptoms and testing, as well as how to book a University test.

Wellbeing and support

Your college is your Cambridge home and offers you practical and pastoral support. This includes supporting those who have to self-isolate. If you have any concerns during your time at Cambridge you should contact your Tutor, your Director of Studies or your college nurse. There is also help available from University services: for more information see the Stay Safe Help and Support pages and the University wellbeing webpages.