Skip to main content

Covid-19: Special Rules for Students, 2020-21

Student Agreement

All students must abide by the provisions of the Covid-19 Student Responsibility Agreement (https://www.ox.ac.uk/coronavirus/students/agreement).

Face Coverings

Except for those with medical exemptions, face coverings must be worn in all public spaces of all College sites, whether indoor or outdoor. Face coverings do not have to be worn when eating or drinking.

Guests in College Accommodation

[This rule supersedes the rules on guests in student accommodation found in the Red Book]

Except for members of one’s own ‘household’, as defined by the College, no guests are permitted in College accommodation. For the purposes of this rule, ‘College Accommodation’ includes all student bedrooms and sets, kitchens at Cohen Quad and Turl Street, all flats at Exeter House, the Friendship Houses on Iffley Road, and 100/2 Abingdon Road. People helping students to move into or to move out of College accommodation at the start or end of term are exempt from this prohibition. Students may not enter bedrooms, sets, flats, or friendship houses not inhabited by members of their household, nor may they enter shared kitchens at Cohen Quad or Turl Street outside of their allotted hours.

With the exception of the ground floors of staircases 5, 6 and 8, staircases at Turl Street are off-limits to all students except (a) those who live on them, or who belong to households some of whose members live on them, (b) those attending tutorials or other college teaching taking place on the staircase, (c) those with an appointment to see a member of College staff whose room is on that staircase.

The first and second floors of Cohen Quad, and those parts of the third floor which are used for student accommodation, are off limits to all students except those who live on the floor in question or who belong to households some of whose members live on the floor in question.

Occupants of the Iffley Road Friendship Houses who use the shared garden must follow government regulations and respect appropriate social distancing when interacting with students who are not members of their own household. The garden is off limits to any student not residing in the Friendship Houses.

Access to College Sites

During the current lockdown, the Turl Street site is open only to those students who are currently residing at Turl Street, and Cohen Quadrangle is open only to those students who are currently residing at Cohen Quadrangle. The only permitted exceptions are a) students who need to access

 

official College face-to-face teaching, and b) students who need to access the Turl Street Lodge to collect post or library books (via click and collect).

Non-Exeter guests in College sites

 

[This rule supersedes the rules on non-Exeter guests found in the Red Book]

 

No guests who are not currently members of the College are permitted in the indoor or outdoor spaces of any College site. People helping students to move into or to move out of College accommodation at the start or end of term are exempt from this prohibition.

 

Common Rooms

The JCR and the MCR are currently closed and may not be used as common rooms.

Parties and Social Events (Bops)

[This rule supersedes the rules on parties and social events found in the Red Book]

No permission will be given for student parties or Bops. Holding illicit parties on College property will be considered a serious disciplinary offence.

Events in Public Rooms

No student events may be held in the public rooms of the College.

Outdoor gatherings on College Property:

Students are reminded that any outdoor social gathering on College property which is not organised or endorsed by the College is subject to the same Government regulations as outdoor social gatherings outside of College.

Online meetings

For the avoidance of doubt, any online event organised by the JCR, the MCR, or by any College club, team, or student organisation, will be considered to take place ‘in a College context’ for the purposes of the interpretation of the disciplinary code.

Further, any such online event organised by any student of the College which involves an ‘external speaker’ (i.e. someone who is not a member of the College) must have the approval of the Prevent Lead. Forms (which are available from the Turl Street Lodge, or from the Sub-Rector) must be fully completed, signed and returned to the Prevent Lead in good time. Failure to gain permission may result in the cancellation of the event. This rule is additional to the existing requirements regarding external speakers at student-organised events.

Date Updated: 23rd January 2021

Version: 4