The closure will be reviewed in a week’s time (28/06)Louis Ashworth

Facilities at Corpus Christi College, including two dining halls  on the main College site and at Leckhampton Halls, have been closed following consultation with Public Health England (PHE) earlier today, emails seen by Varsity state.

The dining halls will continue to provide a takeaway service.

The College’s JCR, bars, gym, swimming pool and TV room have also been closed, with College events such as formals and sports events planned for the next week (until 28/06) also being cancelled.

These closures will be reviewed in a week’s time, on Monday 28th. Until this time, face coverings will be required in all shared indoor and outdoor spaces in the College.


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Over 70 students at the College are currently self-isolating in their rooms after “several” positive Covid-19 cases were confirmed over the past few days.

PHE has also arranged for two mass testing units to be made available at the College on Wednesday (23/06). The email seen by Varsity stated that the College “strongly encourage[s] all students to participate.”

Meanwhile, students at King’s College received an email earlier today (21/06) advising students to “seriously consider leaving College tomorrow on the back of a negative ATP [Asymptomatic testing programme] result” in light of the “rising levels of COVID at King’s, the University and the city.”

This follows warnings from Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Toope about rising Covid-19 cases in the city last week, with six asymptomatic cases being detected last week and the delta variant causing UK-wide Covid-19 cases to reach over 10,000 daily in recent days

This article was updated on 22/06 to clarify that it is dining halls, and not whole accommodation blocks, that are closed.