Information for students, staff and applicants

Status update: 23 September 2020

We are pleased to confirm that our campuses and halls of residence are open. Access to our sites is restricted to Oxford Brookes students and staff. Essential visitors are permitted by invitation only.

As of 9:00am this morning (23 September), there had been a total of 30 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 amongst Oxford Brookes students over the last seven days. Updated figures will be published on this webpage on a weekly basis.

The University is carefully managing the situation in partnership with Public Health England and is supporting students who are currently self-isolating.

As confirmed by the Prime Minister yesterday (22 September), universities in England will remain open at this time. The education of our students is of the utmost importance and we will continue to deliver their learning as planned.

For Oxford Brookes, the top priority through the Covid-19 crisis is the safety and well-being of our whole community. 

At present, all of our September-start courses are running with adaptations to fit the current situation and to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

For an overview of how we're planning for teaching, assessment and student services to be delivered from September, please see our dedicated webpages for the new academic year.

Campus opening times

During Semester 1 2020, opening hours for our Oxford campuses are 7:00am - 9:00pm (Monday-Friday, closed at weekends) in order to allow for enhanced cleaning measures. Our Swindon campus opening hours are 7:00am-7.00pm (Monday-Friday, closed at weekends). Facilities such as the Sports Centres that are already open on weekends will continue to open.

Coronavirus reporting form for staff and students

You can use this form to report:

  • Self isolation due to individual symptoms.
  • Self isolation of household.
  • Shielding due to underlying health conditions.
  • Unable to work due to caring responsibilities.
  • Any other reason for self isolation.

The information you provide will inform our proactive support work on managing the pandemic outbreak across the University community.


For official advice and health concerns, contact

If you have been in contact with someone with coronavirus or have returned from an affected area identified by the Chief Medical Officer as high risk and you are feeling unwell with a cough, difficulty breathing or fever:

For queries and concerns specific to Oxford Brookes University, please refer to our FAQs before sending an email to:

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