Main Site Access and Protocols

Entrances/exits to college
• All staff must now sign in and out of college, please either sign in at the lodge or download the sign in app, as circulated by the Lodge Manager.
• The Doll Building Gate is now open for students living in the Doll Building or for anyone needing access to the bike park at the rear of the Doll Building.
• The Observatory Street gate is available for Lord Napier House residents and Observatory Street residents. Anyone using the gym will need to collect a fob from the lodge, so access is via the main entrance.
• All other students/staff should use the main college entrance or the car park pedestrian/car gates next to the Rotunda.

Lodge
The Lodge continues to be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Only one person may enter the lodge at any one time. Please wait outside if the lodge is occupied and maintain 2m distance from others and consider the staff and others at all times. There is hand sanitiser at the lodge entrance, please use this every time you come onto the college main site.

Please wear a face covering (unless you have an exemption) when inside the lodge building. Green Templeton College face coverings are available to purchase at the lodge. The lodge counter is screened off so you can communicate with the lodge porter safely. Pidgeon holes are not directly accessible to students or Fellows; the lodge porter can check your pidge for you.

Please restrict the number of times you come to the lodge to collect parcels/post by only coming when necessary and by calling the lodge on 01865 274770 or emailing lodge@gtc.ox.ac.uk for queries that don’t require you visiting in person.

Contacting staff
If you need to speak to someone in person, please email or telephone that staff member to arrange a time. The meeting will take place virtually or in one of our larger meeting rooms. Some staff will continue to work from home. Please do not turn up to staff offices without an appointment.

One-way systems around college
You will notice some one-way systems in college buildings – please follow the signs for easy and safe movement around college. In case of emergency/fire alarm, please exit the building by the nearest emergency exit and do not follow the one-way system.

Gardens
The gardens are open for college members. We are reviewing our guest/visitor policy which will be circulated soon.

Bike Racks
All bike racks continue to be open for college members.
There are lots of ways to make the most out of being a cyclist in Oxford. More information.
Be safe at all times.
Please register your bike at the lodge. You just need to give the lodge the make and colour of your bike and they will issue you a security sticker. We do regular bike culls of all unregistered bikes in our bike racks, so don’t get caught out by not registering. It is quick and easy, so please do this over the next few weeks.

Policy on indoor and outdoor spaces for September & October 2020
Our main priority as we reopen college and welcome back students is to minimise the risk of transmission of Covid-19: we all have a shared responsibility to adhere to the UK governments guidelines and the college specific policies.
Where possible, we should all seek to minimise the number of interactions that would lead someone to be classed as a ‘close contact’ should we, ourselves, test positive for Covid-19.
For this reason, as households are being formed and college life resumes, we unfortunately need to restrict the number of people in our college spaces. This means we cannot allow visitors/guests to shared accommodation or communal spaces across college. This includes the main college site. Please read the policy in full.

Gatherings Rule of 6
You can find out more details on the ‘rule of 6’ for when you are out and about in Oxford.
The college policy now includes the information on the ‘rule of 6’ in conjunction with our policy on no visitors/guests when in college spaces –Please read the policy.

Launch of the COVID-19 NHS app
The NHS COVID-19 app is now available to download free on smartphones from the Google and Apple app stores.  We encourage staff and students to use the NHS app as part of our measures designed to help keep our community safe and well.

You will find QR codes placed around college.

The NHS app directs users to the NHS COVID-19 testing service if they are experiencing symptoms but staff and students should always, where possible, use the University’s Testing for COVID-19 – Early Alert Service. It is designed specifically for a University environment and to ease the pressure on the local NHS testing service.