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Here you can find the latest information for students, staff and Fellows, as well as visitors, about how Trinity is working to reduce the risk of COVID infection in College. Please check this page regularly as College policies and guidance relating to COVID are subject to change.

Guidance for students, staff and Fellows

Vaccinations

All members of College are strongly advised to get vaccinated and to have the booster jab, which offers greater protection against the Omicron variant.

Students can find more information from the University about vaccinations.

The Grafton Centre has daily walk-in vaccination clinics, 8.30am – 4pm, and extended opening on Tuesdays and Wednesdays until 7.30pm. Check the latest information on the Vaccinators’ website.

For those vaccinated overseas, you can Tell the NHS about coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations you’ve had abroad – NHS.

Testing and reporting results

  • Students

Tuesday 25 January will be the last day of the Asymptomatic COVID-19 Screening Programme for Trinity students. Details of new testing arrangements will be available shortly.

  • Staff and Fellows

All members of staff and Fellows are encouraged to take lateral flow tests twice a week. Lateral Flow Device tests are available free of charge, from pharmacies or by post.

  • Reporting 

All students, Fellows and members of staff should email the COVID helpdesk [email protected] if you

• have any COVID symptoms
• have been asked to get a COVID test
• have test results (positive or negative)
• are contacted by NHS test and trace.

Self-isolation

You should self-isolate if you test positive for COVID or have been told to self-isolate by the NHS Test and Trace or the NHS COVID-19 app. Find out more Stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases are no longer required to self-isolate if they have been fully vaccinated. However, to reduce the risk of infection in College, members of staff should not attend work for a full five days if someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19. If you are not fully vaccinated the isolation period is 10 days.

Please inform the COVID Helpdesk if you or someone in your household tests positive: [email protected]

You should take and report to the NHS and the Trinity COVID Helpdesk the results of two LFD tests taken 24 hours apart on the last days of isolation. If both are negative you can return to work on day six (except for Porters – please contact the Head Porter to confirm your return date.)

All staff are asked to inform their Head of Department or Line Manager of test results and to confirm their return to work arrangements.

Face coverings

Face coverings should be worn in all indoor spaces. This includes meeting rooms, the Chapel, Porters’ Lodge, and in the Library (including when seated in the Library.)

Face coverings do not need to be worn in the Bar and Hall when seated, but should be worn when walking around these spaces.

Face coverings are not required in private spaces (eg student rooms), unless the room is being attended to by the Works or Housekeeping Departments. If a Household is in isolation/quarantine, face coverings should be worn in communal areas, such as gyp rooms or corridors.

Staff can decide with their colleagues whether to wear face coverings in shared offices. In work vehicles, staff are asked to wear a face covering.

Students can find out about the latest University of Cambridge guidance on face coverings in University buildings.

Ventilation

In indoor settings, particularly small meeting rooms, it is important to keep some windows open to allow fresh air to circulate.

Perspex screens & one-way routes

Screens remain in place in key areas of College including the Porters’ Lodge. The one-way system through the Servery remains, with hand sanitizer on arrival. Please follow the signs and avoid doubling back.

Information for visitors

Please note that the College is closed to members of the public; alumni of other Colleges are not able to visit Trinity at this time. Guests of Trinity students, staff and Fellows, as well as Trinity alumni, are permitted to visit the College. For full details please see Trinity College Visitor Policy.

Punt visitors

GHL’s chauffeured punts are available for the public. Self-punting is for Trinity members only. The punts are accessed via the Brewhouse Gate on Trinity Lane.

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