Coronavirus advice

Information for students, staff and tutors

The Department is following guidance provided on the University of Oxford’s Coronavirus update page which is updated regularly. The welfare of our students, staff, and tutors is the highest priority for the Department for Continuing Education. Please consult the latest government guidance for information on Coronavirus.

Department for Continuing Education update, reviewed 22 February 2021

Guidance for part-time and commuting students.

The University's current advice for students is that only very specific groups of taught students were permitted to return to Oxford from 4 January.  This included those taking part in very specific courses (such as medicine and initial teacher training) and some other categories of students who need practically to be here.

All other taught students have been advised not to travel to the University, with all teaching (except for students on specific prioritised courses) taking place online until at least that point.

This guidance applies to both full and part-time students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses.  Postgraduate research students are exempt from the guidance, and may access university facilities if necessary for research, but should work remotely if able to do so.

Weekly classes were moved online this year and are taking place in a virtual classroom, as part of the new 'Weekly Oxford Worldwide' programme.  These classes are proving popular, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

All students should be aware from recent communications about plans for how their course will be taught during Hilary term. Any specific questions should be addressed to your Course Director or Administrator.

The University's current advice for students, including international students, applicants and offer holders, can be found here:

Continuing Education Library

Since Oxford is now under lockdown, we are awaiting further news  changes to physical (and electronic) library services at Rewley House and in other Bodleian Libraries.   

For the time being, it will not be possible to study in the reading room or at desks in the Continuing Education Library or in most other Bodleian Libraries.

As of 6 January, ​Rewley House Library resumed "click and collect" and Library Scanning services.  The collection point for "click and collect" is just outside Rewley House.   

Please see our blog for further information.

Access to a vast array of scanned books and journals will soon be available from SOLO through the HathiTrust. Access will be switched on to these materials in the next few days and requires an Oxford Single Sign on (SSO). This service will be available to all undergraduate and postgraduate students and staff with an Oxford University card.

Full information about library services can be found on our blog.

Please contact us on if you have any questions.