Educational visits within the UK– new guidance issued

Guidance on educational visits for students within the UK has been updated following the recent UK Government announcement on further student return to in-person teaching. Courses that currently have in-person teaching permitted can now resume single-day visits within the UK, including fieldtrips. UK-based fieldtrips requiring overnight stays can be planned for after Step 3 of the Government’s Roadmap for easing national restrictions is activated (17 May at the earliest).

However, trips with overnight stays before 17 May that are already booked, and provide self-contained accommodation, may go ahead as planned. A suitable and sufficient COVID-19 UK risk assessment must be in place for UK travel, approved via usual departmental/faulty procedures. The ‘travelling from Oxford’ section of the student coronavirus homepage has been updated, and students have been informed in this week's Student News.