Keeping us Safe

Some of the key precautions we ask everyone to follow to keep everyone safe while at Wolfson College.

Working from home

Stay in your household and work from there whenever you can; limiting face-to-face contact whilst doing so.


When outside of your household maintain social distance. This means: 2 metres when outdoors; 2 metres, wherever possible, plus a face-covering (see 4 below) when indoor in shared spaces. If possible, never spend more than 15 minutes closer than 2 metres to others, even if you are wearing a face-covering.

Clean hands

Wash your hands frequently, regularly and thoroughly with soap and running water for at least 20 seconds, or use alcohol-based hand-sanitiser (see here).

Face masks

Wear a face-covering at all times: indoors in shared areas (except in your household, or when eating or drinking in the Hall, Bar or café where special rules apply); outdoors whenever you are likely to come closer than 2 metres to anyone (e.g. on public transport, in crowded streets, in shops etc). This does not apply to those granted exemption: see here.
Watch this video where Professor Melinda Mills, Director of the Centre for Demographic Science, explains the effectiveness of different face mask types and coverings.

Feeling unwell?

If you are displaying any of the symptoms of COVID-19, self-isolate in your room, flat or house, arrange to have a test and report immediately to See here for symptoms, and how to arrange a test through the University Early Advice Service.