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 24 November 2020

Guidance for part-time and commuting students - High COVID local alert areas: In line with UK Government guidance for ‘High’ and other local covid alert levels, students who live outside the Oxford City area can continue to commute on a daily basis, and those taking part in short courses can travel to and stay in Oxford to take part in their course. This is regardless of the covid alert level of the area they are resident in. This information has now been published on the student homepage of the University’s coronavirus website.

The weekly classes programme of face-to-face teaching for Michaelmas term was moved into virtual format, as part of the new 'Weekly Oxford Worldwide' programme. This programme is expected to continue into Hilary term.

Students on award and degree programmes: all students should be aware from recent communications how their course will be taught during Michaelmas term. Communications about plans for Hilary term will follow in due course. Any specific questions should be addressed to your Course Director or Administrator.

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

Continuing Education Library

The Continuing Education Library is open for click and collect service. 

In line with Bodleian Libraries policy, there are no plans to make changes to our current services (details below). We would like to reassure our readers that we have rigorous control measures in place to remain COVID-secure. Please do contact us  should you have any concerns or require further information.

In order to protect students and staff you must book a place every time you wish to use the Library either through our new 'click and collect' service or through 'book a study space' - unfortunately, it will not be possible to simply drop into the Library without a booking at this time so please be sure to book your place in advance. We realise that the need to book a collection slot or study space will feel strange to our regular readers but the booking system is quick and easy to use and will ensure that the numbers of students in the Library at any one time allow for safe social distancing.    

For a summary of library services currently available please see our blog This page will be updated regularly so please be sure to check it before coming to the library.