Covid 19 - What You Need to Know

  • Hilary Term notice for students (last revised 26 February 2021)    12 April 2021: The College continues to wait for further Government guidance on returning to universities, and will update the Hilary Term notice for students as soon as it becomes available.

Covid 19 - Risk Assessments


This page provides links to risk assessments and associated guidance that St Catherine’s College has produced in order to ensure the safety and students during the Covid-19 pandemic.

It has been produced by reference to guidance provided by HM Government, Public Health England, the NHS, the Health and Safety Executive and Universities UK, templates formulated by, and discussions that have taken place at the Domestic Bursars’ Committee of the Conference of Colleges. The College has also based its documentation on advice provided by the University of Oxford. The College’s Safety Committee, with extensive staff representation, has been involved in the approval of this documentation.

The heart of the College’s documentation are its General Risk Assessment and Guidance (2.1 and 2.2). Where “area specific” additional guidance has been found to be necessary this is included below. In some areas, the general guidance is not felt to need additions at the moment.

In devising material to cover complex issues such as those thrown up by the Covid-19 pandemic there is always the possibility for improvement and amendment based on the knowledge and experience of others. We encourage anyone consulting these documents who feels that something is missing or is need of change to contact

1 Declaration by the Master
2.1 General Risk Assessment
2.2 General Guidance
3.1 Housekeeping and Operations Supplementary Risk Assessment
3.2 Housekeeping & Operations Additional Guidance
4.1 Kitchen Supplementary Risk Assessment
4.2 Kitchen Additional Guidance
4.3 Hall Additional Guidance
5.1 Maintenance Supplementary Risk Assessment
Maintenance Guidance – see Maintenance Risk Assessment and General Guidance
6.1 Lodge Supplementary Risk Assessment
Lodge Guidance – see Lodge Risk Assessment and General Guidance
7.1 Library Supplementary Risk Assessment
7.2 Library Additional Guidance
8.1 IT Supplementary Risk Assessment
9.1 Gym Supplementary Risk Assessment
10.1 Gardens Supplementary Risk Assessment
Gardens Guidance – See Gardens Risk Assessment and General Guidance
11.1 Teaching Supplementary Risk Assessment
Teaching Additional Guidance

The Personnel Advisor – – may be contacted for details concerning

  • The return to work checklists that staff are being asked to complete prior to returning to on-site working.
  • Additional HR arrangements necessary as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic

Covid 19 - Weekly Statistics


The information below summarises activity for 8th Week – 13th June to 19th June 2021:

Total number of tests booked: 1
Total number of positive tests for staff: 0
Total number of positive tests in college accommodation: 0
Total number of positive tests for students living off-site: 0
Total number of households isolating: 1
Total number of students isolating, including international arrivals: 12