Reuben College COVID-19 Guidelines

The College has agreed the following high-level College guidance. If you have any concerns or feedback on the below, please do email

1. At all times the College will comply with University guidelines, as updated on a regular basis.

University Covid-related information can be found here. Comprehensive University information on testing, vaccinations and health and health and safety measures is available here.

2. In addition, at a college level, on college premises and at college events:

Face coverings should be worn when moving around any public areas. As of December 1st 2021, they are mandated in University libraries and museums (unless you are exempt).

When seated, face coverings need not be worn except:

  • If meeting in a group of more than 15 (e.g. Reuben lectures, skills talks, larger meetings)
  • If you are asked to by any other nearby college member 

To put colleagues at ease, if someone close continues to wear their face mask, you are encouraged to take the opportunity to ask if they would like you to do the same.

3. The College has put in place the following measures:

  • Events that can be recorded or livestreamed, including the Reuben lectures, will  be available to access remotely, and live online participation facilitated
  • All compulsory student induction events are online
  • Attendance at events  can be traced through the Inkpath booking app
  • LFTs are available for students either at Farndon Court (for residents there) or South Lodge, and students are being strongly encouraged  to self-test twice a week
  • All college areas will display University signage on space and social distancing 

No student or Fellow should feel obliged to attend any physical event when they would feel uncomfortable doing so.

4. Farndon Court Residents 

Staff will wear masks if they need to enter accommodation areas. Residents are not expected to wear masks unless they are self-isolating and need to access a common area (e.g. kitchen) in which case they are strongly encouraged to do so. You can find more information about local support and facilities in our self-isolation guide.

Residents who are required to self-isolate and fail to do so may be reported to the Dean.