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 4 September 2020

The weekly classes programme of face-to-face teaching for Michaelmas term has been cancelled, however many of these courses have been moved into virtual format, as part of the new 'Weekly Oxford Worldwide' programme.

Students on award and degree programmes: all continuing students and offer-holders will receive an email outlining any planned changes to how their course will be taught and assessed during 2020-21. Any specific questions should be addressed to your Course Director or Administrator.

Rewley House and Ewert House are currently closed, but we will open buildings for a limited amount of teaching in September.

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

Continuing Education Library

The Continuing Education Library will be re-opening from 23-28 September with services being gradually re-introduced from 23 September.

In order to protect students and staff there will be some changes in the Library. In particular, 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 full details including dates for key services, booking details and what you need to do when you visit the Library please see our blog post at This blog post will be updated regularly so please be sure to check it before coming to the library.