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COVID-19

We are continuing to work hard to ensure we have all the information to hand to be able to make swift and effective decisions in response to the constantly changing picture that COVID-19 presents.

The health and wellbeing of all members of the Jesus community remains our priority. In March 2020, we established the Jesus College COVID-19 Planning Group to manage all aspects of how the pandemic impacts College life and our people. Its members include the College Officers and other relevant staff. The group’s key objectives are:

  • To monitor the outbreak and make the best decisions for our community

Like many other Oxford Colleges, our COVID-19 planning group is meeting weekly to monitor the situation and manage how we can best support our community at this time. The University and the Conference of Colleges have also been working closely together to coordinate activities in response to the outbreak. The approach throughout the Collegiate University is to follow public health advice from the Government, Public Health England (PHE) and travel advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).

  • To provide up-to-date advice to our community

This continues to be a rapidly changing situation and so, in the first instance, we advise all members of College to refer to the current University guidelines on COVID-19, which can be found here

Information on latest Public Health England advice can be found here

Information on travel can be found here

We are keeping all members of our community updated by email and text alert system. In addition, we have a special COVID-19 section on our intranet, which includes a wide range of information for College members, for example safety protocols, risk assessments and welfare support guidelines.

Find out how we are supporting our students at this difficult time, and how you can help here .

Oxford has a strong history of welcoming students and staff from around the world to the UK, and they are an integral part of our community. We understand that College members may be worried about friends and family members in affected areas around the world, and our thoughts go to all those affected by this outbreak.

Information for current students

Monday June 28th: University message: Health advice – leaving Oxford

We appreciate that you want to enjoy your last few days in Oxford after a difficult year. However, in light of the increase in cases at the University, if you are a UK student on a taught course and have no further commitments in Oxford, you should consider returning home. You are encouraged to take an LFD test before you leave to reduce the risk of transmitting the virus. If you test positive, you must immediately self-isolate and take a confirmatory PCR test through the Early Alert Service. You will be supported in self-isolating where necessary.

Students are encouraged to check their College emails regularly for further announcements, and also check the COVID-19 Students section of the intranet.

Please click here for the latest University information for current students.

Q&A for students

Student Welfare Advice

Self-isolation policy for returning international students

Information for returning students and offer holders – Michaelmas Term 2021

We are looking forward to welcoming new and returning students to Jesus College for the start of Michaelmas Term 2021. The University has now published information about the new academic year, which you can find here, and the College will be in touch over the summer vacation with more information on arrivals and safety protocols. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact the Academic Office: academic.office@jesus.ox.ac.uk