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COVID-19 risk assessment

As part of careful preparations for reopening for the new academic year, the College has conducted a risk assessment for COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) and identified measures designed to protect against the spread of COVID-19 within the College community.

These measures are based on the latest advice from the University of Cambridge and the UK Government, and reflect the different spaces and environments that exist in the College. The College will review and update measures as required by changes to this advice and the incidence of COVID-19 in our community and/or in the city.

Read the risk assessment document.

Core guidance document

A core 1-page guidance document has been created to summarise the measures in place across College properties so students, staff, Fellows and visitors know what to expect. Further guidance for safely using each of the different facilities and types of spaces in College – from student households to Chapel – will be published online and will be on display at key entrances and information points later in September. 

Read the core guidance document.

Policy on visitors

Based on advice from the University and the Government, the College has developed a policy document summarising changes to arrangements for visitors to College properties, in response to national measures introduced by the Government from 5 November until 2 December.

Read the document about visitors at St Catharine's.

Policy document on face coverings

Based on advice from the University and the Government, the College has developed a policy document summarising how face coverings should be worn in College properties.

Read the document about face coverings at St Catharine's.

Policy on meeting in person

A wide range of activities in College are permitted so long as Government guidelines and regulations are followed. If activities are not listed in the policy, work is ongoing to review and explore alternative arrangements.

Read the document about meeting in person at St Catharine's.

Helpful guidance for staff

In addition to the College's existing Absence Reporting and Sick Pay Policy (2019), the following guidance has been developed to reflect circumstances specific to COVID-19: