COVID-19 Report and Support

Updated: Tuesday 12 April 2022

Although the legal requirement to self-isolate has ended in England, and twice weekly LFD testing has ceased, we continue to ask if you test positive or have symptoms, to minimise your contacts, stay at home and away from in-person activities and other gatherings in college.

Those students who have symptoms can continue to use the LFD tests available at the Lodge. Those working in hospital of healthcare settings should follow local guidance. It will not be possible to record PCR or LFD results with the university after  Thursday 31 March, due to the closure of the Early Alert Service. However, students are encouraged to continue to log results via the NHS.

The college also remains committed to supporting students who need assistance during this transition period. If you need welfare or practical support due to COVID, you can complete this confidential form, and a member of staff will be in contact with you shortly after.

We strongly encourage good ventilation of indoor spaces, being welcoming of individuals who continue to wear face coverings and will ask that all those of us in college indoor communal spaces respect the personal space and views of others.

Welfare, academic and other support

Junior Deans

Our Junior Deans, Lisha, Beth or Hettie, are available by email or phone. Contact them if you’d like to talk to a member of the college welfare team. Outside term (between 10th week and 0th week) they operate a rota system and are available by email or phone from 10:00 to 18:00 every day.

Peer Supporters

Peer support is a crucial part of welfare, both in college and at the university. Green Templeton College student Peer Supporters are current students at GTC and they are available to talk with you informally about anything that is concerning you. For further information, please visit the Peer Supporters webpage.

Welfare Coordinator

The college has a designated Welfare Officer, who is here to help you with any COVID-19 related welfare concerns. Please email welfare@gtc.ox.ac.uk if you require any additional practical or welfare support

College Nurse

Rachel Slater is available to support students who have minor illnesses, minor injuries, and to signpost students to medical and dental services where necessary. She is available 10:00 to 12:30 and 13:00 to 16:00 on weekdays, term-time. Outside term-time she is available via email. To make an appointment with Rachel see below:

IT Support

The college IT team has produced this at-a-glance guide to accessing Eduroam. In the event of WiFi failure in college accommodation, please call the Lodge and your call will be directed to the relevant member of staff.

Security and emergencies

The Lodge is open 24/7. If you require urgent medical attention or are in immediate danger call 999.

Local Amenities

The catering team has produced helpful guides to Local Shops and Supermarkets and Takeaway Options Oxford City Centre.

College has also prepared an essentials guide that outlines key local amenities such as supermarkets, pharmacies and takeaway recommendations for additional food support if you are self-isolating.

Supermarket delivery slots should be available and will drop groceries to your door for contact free delivery. We would recommend Sainsburys, Tesco or Asda for the largest selection of goods.

If you need help with food or medication collection and delivery, contact a Junior Dean who will be able to advise further.

Useful resources for Managing Self-Isolation and Social Distancing

University of Oxford COVID-19 information and updates