Covid-19 Hub: Guidance & Policies

This page will be updated on a regular basis with the latest guidance and resources about coronavirus (COVID-19).

Last updated: Oct 5th 2020

We want to make Somerville a COVID-Secure environment for all our staff and students. This will require a collective effort from all of us. As a college, we are doing everything in our power to guarantee that everyone is able to enjoy a safe, happy and productive year – but that will only work if everyone does their utmost to support these guidelines.

The links below contain the latest guidance designed to enable us to live and work safely together. For those with access to email, college also sends out coronavirus updates – this page will echo the updates contained in those emails.

Please note, the policies here are live and will be amended as Government, University or PHE guidance changes and college-wide feedback is received.

Please direct any Covid queries or questions to

General Guidance

  1. Return to Onsite Working Policy
  2. Risk Assessment
  3. Do I need to get a test? Guidance from the University
  4. Book a Covid-19 test through the University (Staff & Students)
  5. Guidance for Self-Isolating in College
  6. Student FAQs
  7. Academic Staff FAQs
  8. Support Staff FAQs
  9. The Library
  10. Wellbeing for Staff
  11. Wellbeing for Students
  12. ICT Service Statement
  13. ICT Help And Advice
  14. Download the NHS Covid-19 App: Apple or Android
  15. Managing concerns about on-site working (for staff and managers)


University Guidance

Advice for new undergraduates (students) Please click here for information for new undergraduates starting in 2020

Covid-19 University Early Alert Service (Staff) – Please click here for information relating to the University Covid testing scheme

Wellbeing Advice (Students) – Please click here for information relating to Coronavirus and your wellbeing

Wellbeing Advice (Staff) – Please click here for information relating to Coronavirus and your wellbeing

Message Archive

You can read previous public statements and email bulletins from the college Principal, Jan Royall, and our Treasurer, Andrew Parker, in our message archive.