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Despite the generalised lifting of restrictions on July 19, the University has agreed to a transitional approach that is more cautious than might be expected by some, but will be subject to regular and frequent re-evaluation.

The University’s COVID Gold Team has therefore recommended that during this transitional phase: 

  • all University activities continue with ongoing consideration for social distancing of 1 metre, except where appropriate mitigating factors have been identified and agreed
  • the use of face-coverings be strongly encouraged in indoor work settings, except where appropriate mitigating factors have been identified and agreed. 

These and other measures will be kept under constant review. Specific tools to help University institutions with their assessment of risk, including appropriate mitigation measures, are being prepared by the University’s Safety Office, and will be released soon.

Anyone who develops symptoms - even mild ones, such as a sore throat, runny nose or muscle aches - should seek a test from the University symptomatic testing service.

Staff are encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as possible to increase their protection and decrease the likelihood of transmission in the autumn. The local authority is running various walk-in vaccinations clinics across Cambridge.

If you have any questions or are feeling concerned please do not hesitate to contact us on or your local departmental postdoc representative.

Last updated: 20/07/2021.



Further information and resources from the University can be found at the following links:

University Coronavirus Staff Information Pages

Latest updates from the Vice-Chancellor

Furlough Scheme Information

Staff Welfare Loan

Staff Hardship Grant

Postdoc Mentoring Scheme

Staff Counselling Service

Secondment/Placement Opportunities

CCTL guides to teaching online