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Status update: 21 April 2021

In the seven days up to 16 April, we have been notified of one confirmed case of Covid-19 in a student at Oxford Brookes. There were no staff cases.

We are continuing to carefully manage the Covid-19 situation in partnership with Public Health England (PHE), which is providing expert guidance on health and infection control measures.

On 12 April 2021, Minister of State for Universities, Michelle Donelan MP, wrote to all university students about the Government announcement that all remaining university students will return to in-person teaching and learning no earlier than Monday 17 May:

Government announcement on remaining students returning to in-person teaching and learning: 13 April 2021

On 13 April, the Government announced that all remaining university students will return to in-person teaching and learning no earlier than Monday 17 May.

We are aware that many students will have already completed their semester two teaching and assessments by this date. Government advice remains that some students, such as those with inadequate study space and/or whose mental health and wellbeing would benefit from studying on campus, may return to their term-time address despite their teaching still being online. Our library and other facilities remain open to support those students who need to access them.

Colleagues across the University are working hard to support students throughout the semester. We encourage students to reach out if they need help through Wellbeing and the other University student support services. If you have any questions please email  

Campus opening times

Opening hours for our Oxford campuses are currently 7:00am - 9:00pm (Monday-Friday). All campuses are usually closed at the weekend to allow for enhanced cleaning measures.

The John Henry Brookes and Clerici Buildings on the Headington Campus are open 7.00am-9.00pm (Saturday and Sunday, card access only). Campus Monitors will be available in both buildings during access hours.

Our Swindon Campus opening hours are 7:00am - 7.00pm (Monday-Friday) and 8.30am - 1.30pm Saturdays, closed on Sundays. 

Entry to SALTO-controlled buildings is by card access only. 

Library buildings continue to be open on weekdays and at weekends. Please check individual library sites for details of opening hours as these may vary.

If you are a member of staff or a student who is reporting a positive Covid-19 test result on behalf of another, or if you are a visitor or non-Brookes employee who needs to report a case of Coronavirus for yourself, please complete our external coronavirus reporting form


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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