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The collegiate University continues to monitor and respond to Public Health England and Government advice. The University is continually monitoring latest Public Health England and government advice on novel coronavirus (COVID-19). These pages contain advice and FAQs for staff and students at the University and Colleges https://www.cam.ac.uk/coronavirus. The University's StaySafeCambridgeUni webpage is where you will find information to help Cambridge students and staff minimise the risks to themselves and others from the COVID-19 pandemic, including information about the vaccination programme. You can read all the University statements here.

COVID-19 vaccination FAQs: students in Higher Education Institutions

Catering details and library opening times can be found at the bottom of this page. The gym is currently closed.

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Lucy Cavendish College  - Information for students

Returning students 

The University and the colleges are looking forward to welcoming you back to Cambridge for the academic year 2021-22. 

Following the lifting of social distancing and other restrictions by the UK government, and the latest guidance from the Department for Education, the University is planning to provide as much in-person teaching as we possibly can, along with access to libraries and other facilities in Cambridge. 

We are ensuring that our plans take into account measures to stay as safe as possible. We will be reviewing our approach regularly. There may be changes to the health situation or government guidance between now and the start of the next academic year and so our plans may need to respond accordingly. The information below sets out what we plan to deliver, and how we will amend our plans if need be. 

Guidance for students returning from within the UK

ONLY those returning from an area where there is currently surge testing have to be tested before they return, there is no requirement for testing for anyone from elsewhere in the country.

For the full recent guidance on travel click here

Research students and staff 

Current government advice remains that staff, including Research students, should continue working from home where that is possible. Decisions on returning to the workplace will be made by individual institutions or Colleges to meet particular needs, in line with COVID-secure guidance. 

Further advice 

The government has promised to issue additional advice “at the end of the Easter holidays”, and we will continue to update you as soon as more information is available.

As ever, if you have any questions relating to your own circumstances, please contact the College for guidance.

Students are facing considerable anxiety and uncertainty, and I wish to remind you of some of the resources available to support your health and wellbeing. It is also important for students to remember that Colleges are always available to provide support and advice to those dealing with issues relating to their mental health and wellbeing. More information below.

Student testing 

Where community facilities are available to them, returning students are advised to get tested for COVID-19 before they travel to Cambridge. They should then also get tested as soon as possible after they have returned, in advance of the start of Full Easter term.  

In practice, returning students are strongly encouraged to plan their travel so that they can participate in the Asymptomatic COVID-19 Screening Programme on the normal swab day for their College, up to and including the week beginning Monday 19 April. 

Further information about the Asymptomatic COVID-19 Screening Programme and ‘Return to Cambridge’ tests is available on the Stay Safe Cambridge Uni website. Please note that specific testing arrangements apply for international students returning to the UK.

The Asymptomatic COVID-19 Screening Programme will continue to operate as normal until the end of Easter term, with the last days of pooled screening on Monday-Wednesday 28-30 June. You should plan your departure from Cambridge as soon as possible after your last pooled screening test, and at least within 1 week.

We encourage you to take a look at the University COVID-19 testing arrangements pages, which have been extensively updated to include details on:

Until you have received a negative test result on your return, we encourage you to manage your social interactions, and as you have been doing so well all through Michaelmas Term to remember the important precautions of washing hands regularly, wearing face-coverings, and maintaining social distancing.

See FAQs for further details.

You should check regularly for general updates on the University’s coronavirus webpages and the student health and wellbeing webpages

The public health concerns behind the lockdown are very worrying, and we know that the restrictions it imposes on all of us will create new challenges and pressures.

It is essential you read and follow Government Public Health England (PHE) advice.

Please read and align yourself with the Collegiate University’s COVID Community Statement before your return. This brief statement of purpose emphasises our individual and collective responsibility in minimising risks, and maximising support, for students, staff and visitors. Briefly, we expect you to abide by these key principles following your arrival in Cambridge: 

  • Stay alert to minimising the risks of virus transmission in all aspects of your life. 

  • Work from home whenever you can. 

  • Limit contact with other people outside of your household, following government guidelines.

  • Observe social distance when you go out. 

  • Wash your hands regularly, and don’t leave home if you, or anyone you live with, has symptoms (see below). 

Returning to Cambridge

All students returning to or arriving in Cambridge should take a government lateral flow test (LFT) 3-4 days before they travel, as well as on their day of travel (before leaving for Cambridge). They should then also take a University PCR test as soon as possible after arriving in Cambridge, and at least within 4 days. Depending on when you arrive, this may either be a pooled screening test from the Asymptomatic COVID-19 Screening Programme, or an individual ‘Return to Cambridge’ test.

Where possible, we request that students arriving at the end of September or beginning of October time their travel so that they can take part in the Asymptomatic COVID-19 Screening Programme within 4 days of arrival. Screening will take place Monday-Wednesday inclusive, with each College allocated a specific ‘swab day’. We will contact you as soon as these allocations are available, so you can plan your journey.

If this will not be practicable (for example, because you are not eligible for the screening programme; will be arriving in Cambridge earlier in September, before the screening programme has restarted; or there will be an unavoidable delay of >4 days between your arrival in Cambridge and your first College ‘swab day’), please request an individual ‘Return to Cambridge’ test from your College as soon as possible.

Because the number of individual tests available is limited, some students may need to compromise on the day they take their test, to ensure that the system works for everyone. It is therefore essential to request these in advance. Please note that, individual ‘Return to Cambridge’ tests are routinely available Monday-Thursday inclusive. To enable the return of students at the start of Michaelmas term, these tests will also be available on Friday 1 October as a ‘one-off’.  

Here are some examples of students returning to Cambridge, and when/how they should access a University PCR test:

  • Students arriving in Cambridge on Saturday 2 or Sunday 3 October should participate in pooled screening on Monday-Wednesday 4-6 October.
  • Students arriving in Cambridge on Friday 1 October with a College ‘swab day’ on a Monday or Tuesday should participate in pooled screening on Monday-Tuesday 4-5 October.
  • Students arriving in Cambridge on Friday 1 October with a College ‘swab day’ on a Wednesday should request an individual ‘Return to Cambridge’ test on Monday 4 October then participate in pooled screening from Wednesday 6 October.
  • Students arriving in Cambridge on Thursday 30 September with a College ‘swab day’ on a Tuesday or Wednesday should request an individual ‘Return to Cambridge’ test on Friday 1 October then participate in pooled screening from Tuesday-Wednesday 5-6 October.
  • Students arriving in Cambridge more than 4 days before the screening programme restarts for Michaelmas Term should request an individual ‘Return to Cambridge’ test the day after they arrive, or at least within 4 days.
  • Students living in private accommodation who are not eligible for the screening programme because they are unable to form a ‘testing pool’ should request an individual ‘Return to Cambridge’ test the day after they arrive, or at least within 4 days, regardless of their travel date.

Please note that details of testing requirements for international students travelling to the UK are available separately. For regulatory reasons, it is not possible for test results from University of Cambridge programmes to be used for this purpose.

Michaelmas Term Asymptomatic COVID-19 Screening Programme

Our weekly pooled Asymptomatic COVID-19 Screening Programme will restart on Monday 27 September 2021, and continue for at least the first four weeks of term (then likely the whole of Michaelmas term, subject to review). Students who have participated previously will automatically be enrolled for the coming year. If you have not taken part before, please sign-up in advance using our online consent form. If you will be living in private accommodation, you will also need to contact your College as soon as possible to confirm details of your ‘testing pool’.

We will be updating these webpages with further details as soon as they are available, including allocations of specific College ‘swab days’ (Monday-Wednesday). Where possible, changes to the programme compared with Easter Term will be kept to a minimum. Please note, however, that following alterations to government regulations on 16 August 2021, contacts of individuals with COVID-19 will no longer be required to self-isolate, provided they are fully vaccinated.

As previously, a small number of students will not be eligible for the Asymptomatic COVID-19 Screening Programme (for example, students in private accommodation who are unable to form a ‘testing pool’). If you are one of those students, we recommend that you instead sign-up for twice-weekly testing using lateral flow tests (LFTs). In the event of a positive result, you will be able to obtain a confirmatory test from your College that same day.

In addition, 'Return to Cambridge' tests, 'Pre-departure' tests, and tests for enhanced contact tracing will continue to be available from your College Monday-Thursday inclusive, whether or not you participate in regular asymptomatic screening. Finally, any student or staff member with symptoms of possible COVID-19 is strongly encouraged to get tested at the University or Addenbrooke’s Hospital pods, whether or not they have participated in the Asymptomatic COVID-19 Screening Programme. Further information about arrangements for testing during Michaelmas Term are available on teh University website. 

Lateral flow home testing – remember to test yourself twice-weekly! 

Students who are NOT eligible for the Asymptomatic COVID-19 Screening Programme, or who will be resident in Cambridge over the summer vacation, can sign up for lateral flow home testing –  and so far, 204 of your fellow students have volunteered to take part. Please remember that, compared with PCR tests, lateral flow tests are much less sensitive. It is therefore important to take these tests TWICE every week! 

Further information 

Everything you need to know about arrangements for screening this term is online. On the page you will also find information about Return to Cambridge and Pre-departure tests, Lateral Flow Tests, Enhanced Contact Tracing, Symptomatic Testing, Private Tests Providers and FAQs.

If you have a question, and can’t find your answer on our website, please email asymptomatic-queries@admin.cam.ac.uk.  

Thank you for your continuing support for the Asymptomatic COVID-19 Screening Programme, and for helping us keep Cambridge safe.  

Private COVID-19 test providers in Cambridge and tests for international travel

There are several places in Cambridge where it is possible to arrange a private test. These include:

If you are travelling overseas or returning to the UK, there are specific lists of accredited providers specified by the UK government. See also the links below to pre-departure testing facilities at major ports of departure. For regulatory reasons, test results from the University of Cambridge testing programmes can NOT be used for these purposes.

1.1. Risk assessment 

It is important that all students and staff stay alert. You will be expected to follow the University’s and the College’s guidance, about which you will be kept closely updated during term. 

1.2. Precautionary measures that will be taken in College 

The College is taking all necessary steps to minimise the risk of infection to staff and students. These include, but are not limited to: 

o All staff and students must wear face coverings in most indoor settings. These will be provided as part of your welcome pack. Please read the face coverings policy here.

o In the event that a student develops symptoms or is concerned that they may have caught Coronavirus, the University has set up an independent test and trace programme. Details about the testing can be found here.

1.3. Arrangements in the event of another rise in cases 

In the event of another rise in cases of Coronavirus infections in the UK, we will follow Public Health England (Government) guidance. Should a local lockdown be enforced, our continuous nine-month accommodation leases will enable all students to remain in College. During such a period, College will continue to supply food, give access to library books and, where possible, provide socially distanced study areas. 

1.4. Do you have symptoms? 

You can check your symptoms using the NHS symptom checker. Do not travel to Cambridge if you are currently self-isolating or isolating as a household because you, or someone you live with, or someone you have been in close contact with, has tested positive for COVID-19 or has shown symptoms of fever, new persistent cough, or a loss or change in sense of taste or smell. In this case, follow the current PHE guidance: Stay at home: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection

Should you be prevented from travelling for this reason, please contact the College Admissions Office at admissions@lucy.cam.ac.uk and Senior Tutor (SeniorTutor@lucy.cam.ac.uk) as soon as you anticipate a disruption to your plans.

2.1. If you are a new student check if you have increased susceptibility to infectious disease 

The UK government’s public agency, Public Health England (PHE) has published guidance to help you understand if you have underlying illnesses that could put you at a higher risk, or even a very high risk, of serious COVID-19 related illness. Check these two links to see if you fall into one of these groups, and if so, follow the advice below. 

2.2. Please let us know if you have increased susceptibility to infectious disease. 

Very high risk group: 

A very small number of people with significant underlying health conditions including, for example but not limited to organ transplant recipients and those with specific cancers, belong in the very high risk category for serious COVID illness. People in this group need special consideration because of government advice to ‘shield’ or strictly isolate themselves at times of high levels of virus circulation. Please note that presently, with lower levels of virus circulation in England, shielding is not currently required. Nevertheless, if you are within this group, we need to hear from you as soon as possible, so please: 

o Arrange straight away for a letter from your physician or specialist medical consultant detailing your condition and outlining your preventive health needs in the context of plans to enter a residential student environment. Attached to this document is a letter you can send to your physician requesting this information. 

o Inform the College of your situation immediately via admissions@lucy.cam.ac.uk, and use this email address for follow-up enquiries. 

o As soon as you receive your letter from your physician, send it to your College to be passed on to the Senior Tutor as a matter of urgency. 

o You will be contacted by the College’s Senior Tutor, or a representative, to discuss the need for any further information, and to develop a plan for study and living arrangements – working with the relevant University Departments where necessary. 

o Please refer to the University’s ISID webpage (https://www.cam.ac.uk/coronavirus/students/guidance-for-all-students/support-for-students-with-increased-susceptibility-to-infectious-diseases-or-with-disabilities) for further information on the range of support available depending on need. 

Higher risk group: 

People with a wider range of underlying health conditions including chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes and neurological diseases, could belong in the higher risk group for more serious COVID-related illness. Although not required to ‘shield’ at any stage, members of this group should: 

o Arrange a consultation with your physician or specialist medical consultant for personal advice based on your plans to enter residential student environment. 

o Inform the College of your situation immediately via admissions@lucy.cam.ac.uk, and use this email address for follow-up enquiries. 

o Provide further information on your condition through the College’s health information gathering system when asked to do so. 

o Prepare for you arrival in Cambridge by reading and understanding the advice on social distancing and household hygiene provided on the Cambridge ISID webpages (https://www.cam.ac.uk/coronavirus/students/guidance-for-all-students/support-for-students-with-increased-susceptibility-to-infectious-diseases-or-with-disabilities) and other student information that will be provided in the coming weeks. On arrival, and on an ongoing basis after that, work with your College Tutor and College Nurse to address any remaining concerns. 

2.3. Let us know if you have disabilities that are impacted by COVID-related social distancing measures 

Please let us know if you have any disabilities that are impacted by COVID-related preventive health arrangements (these might include long term health conditions or mobility impairments, or certain mental health conditions). Students in this category will be asked to: 

o Confirm straight away to the College (admissions@lucy.cam.ac.uk) that you have already registered your disability with the University’s Disabilities Resource Centre (DRC). Use this same email address for subsequent enquiries to the College on this matter. 

o You will be contacted by the College’s Senior Tutor or College Disabilities Officer to check, in conjunction with DRC, that you have an appropriate arrangement for study and accommodation that meets your specific needs. 

o Please refer to the University’s ISID webpage (https://www.cam.ac.uk/coronavirus/students/guidance-for-all-students/support-for-students-with-increased-susceptibility-to-infectious-diseases-or-with-disabilities) for further information on the range of support available depending on need. 

Please note that information will be processed by the College in accordance with our privacy notice for students (https://www.information-compliance.admin.cam.ac.uk/data-protection/applicant-data), this may include sharing information with relevant University bodies. We recognise that some of the data which we are requesting is sensitive personal data and we will handle this in accordance with the strict requirements of the Data Protection Act 2018.

3.1. Have you planned your journey to Cambridge in line with PHE guidance? Be sure to travel in a way that presents the least risk to you, your fellow travellers, and the College and University community you are entering. Read and follow the PHE guidance on social distancing during travel in the UK, and consider all alternatives before using public transport. Note that it is a legal requirement to wear a face covering while on public transport in the UK. 

3.2. If you are travelling to or from College by car at the start or end of term, please contact domestic.bursary@lucy.cam.ac.uk for further information.

International students should consult the International Student Office's Travelling to the UK page before planning any travel to the UK. This page contains essential information about requirements for travel and arrival from red, amber and green list countries, and includes information about tests and quarantine.

Travelling from overseas to Cambridge at the current time might seem daunting. A key thing to remember is that your College is here to help you. Please refer to information provided by your College, on your College website or, if you cannot find the information you need, contact your Tutor at your College.

Key information points in College:

  • Your Tutor
  • Porters’ Lodge
  • Tutorial Office

Each College employs a College Nurse who will have regular drop-in times for students who might need medical attention.

Changes to international travel rules

From 4am Monday 4 October 2021, the rules for international travel to England will change from the red, amber, green traffic light system to a single red list of countries and simplified travel measures for arrivals from the rest of the world. The rules for travel from countries and territories not on the red list will depend on your vaccination status.

Travel from the rest of the world if you are fully vaccinated

From 4am Monday 4 October, if you have been fully vaccinated for at least 14 days:

  • under an approved vaccination program in the UK, Europe, US or UK vaccine programme overseas
  • with a full course of the Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna or Janssen vaccines from a relevant public health body in Australia, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bahrain, Brunei, Canada, Dominica, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea or Taiwan – mixing between two-dose vaccines (Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna) in this list is also recognised
  • under a formally approved COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial in the US, Canada and Australia and have a proof of participation (digital or paper-based) from a public health body

You must:

  • book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test – to be taken after arrival in England
  • complete your passenger locator form – any time in the 48 hours before you arrive in England
  • take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 after you arrive in England

You do not need to:

  • take a pre-departure test
  • take a day 8 COVID-19 test
  • quarantine at home or in the place you are staying for 10 days after you arrive in England

You must be able to prove that you have been fully vaccinated (plus 14 days) with a document (digital or paper-based) from a national or state-level public health body that includes, as a minimum:

  • forename and surname(s)
  • date of birth
  • vaccine brand and manufacturer
  • date of vaccination for every dose
  • country or territory of vaccination and/or certificate issuer

If your document from a public health body does not include all of these, you must follow the non-vaccinated rules. If not, you may be denied boarding.

If you are fully vaccinated in the US, you will also need to prove that you are a resident of the US.

If you are fully vaccinated, but do not qualify under these fully vaccinated rules, you must follow the non-vaccinated rules.

Travel from the rest of the world if you are not fully vaccinated

From 4am Monday 4 October, you must follow these rules if you:

  • do not qualify under the fully vaccinated rules
  • are partially vaccinated
  • are not vaccinated

Before you travel to England you must:

After you arrive in England you must:

  • quarantine at home or in the place you are staying for 10 days
  • take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8

You may be able to end quarantine early if you pay for a private COVID-19 test through the Test to Release scheme.

Travel from red countries

From 4am Monday 4 October, you must follow these rules if you are:

  • fully vaccinated
  • partially vaccinated
  • not vaccinated

If you have been in a country or territory on the red list in the last 10 days, you will only be allowed to enter the UK if you are a British or Irish national or you have residence rights in the UK.

Before you travel to England, you must:

When you arrive in England, you must quarantine in a managed hotel, including 2 COVID-19 tests.

Financial hardship

For students who would be put in significant financial hardship as a result of quarantine costs, there is the option to apply for a deferred repayment plan when booking which would enable you to pay in 12 monthly instalments. You should check the terms and conditions. Further information is linked at the bottom of the booking website.

Students who find themselves in financial hardship upon their arrival in Cambridge due to the cost of hotel quarantine may apply for additional funding through hardship support.

Current travel restrictions

From 4am Monday 4 October 2021, the rules for international travel to England will change from the red, amber, green traffic light system to a single red list of countries and simplified travel measures for arrivals from the rest of the world. The rules for travel from countries and territories not on the red list will depend on your vaccination status.

College Accommodation for students travelling from countries who do need to quarantine

POSTGRAD, ERASMUS and VISITING students whose course begins after 1 October: quarantine accommodation will be available on or from Friday, 20 September

UNDERGRAD (including the Cambridge Graduate Course in Medicine) students: quarantine accommodation will be available on or from Wednesday, 15 September

Students with early start dates will be able to arrive on a date sufficient to allow them to quarantine for the required period prior to the first day of their course.

Red list countries

Students arriving from red list countries must quarantine in a Government managed hotel. You can find more information here.

What to do now

Please continue to check the information on the UK Government website frequently, including the links, and ensure you understand how it relates to you and your circumstances.

If you have not already done so, or your circumstances have changed in light of the new information surrounding quarantine, please then complete the survey here, which now includes a question about vaccinations, to let us know where you believe you will be entering the UK from. Please complete this form even if you are a UK student, or currently resident in the UK.

We will contact you again if the situation changes to allow you to change your answers if necessary.

What to pack if you will need to quarantine

Any medication you need for the period of quarantine. College is unable to provide medical supplies of any kind.
A bank card that will work in the UK
An adequate supply of face coverings
Ensure that your mobile phone allows you to access UK data until you get onto wifi
Enough snacks to last until you are able to order food
Bed linen, basic crockery, UK plug adaptor.

You can buy a bedding pack from Uni Kit Out which can be delivered straight to College. Alternatively you can bring your own. (The Uni Silver kit for example contains 1 x pillow and pillow case, 1 x duvet and duvet cover, 1 x mattress protector, 1x single sheet).

If you develop coronavirus symptoms while in transit to England, tell one of the crew on your plane, boat, train, or bus. They will let staff in the airport, port or station know, so they can tell you what to do when you arrive. If you have coronavirus symptoms you will not be allowed to travel by public transport and will need to demonstrate that you have suitable accommodation for self-isolation.

When you arrive

After going to your room (whether in College or in private accommodation), you must remain in your household for the full quarantine period and must not leave except in an emergency.

Please read the UK government guidance on quarantine: this contains full information about what you are and are not permitted to do during your period of quarantine.

During quarantine

A “Quarantine” sign will be posted on your bedroom door with the dates of the quarantine period.

In the event of an emergency evacuation (e.g. fire alarm), you should aim to remain at least 2 metres distant from all other people. Wear a face mask and avoid direct hand contact with anything outside your room as far as possible.

Staff will not enter your bedroom, kitchen or bathroom unless there is an emergency. If they are required to enter, they will wear PPE.

Food

Returning students should arrange an adequate food supply. You should not go shopping during your period of quarantine. Many shops and catering outlets offer online delivery. You can also ask someone to go shopping for you.

Online supermarket delivery:

Here are the major UK supermarkets which offer online delivery:

Sainsbury’s
Tesco
Asda

Aldi (via the Deliveroo app): https://www.aldi.co.uk, https://deliveroo.co.uk
Veg box delivery (many companies; google “veg box delivery Cambridge”)

Online meal delivery

There are many delivery apps for meals, covering all budgets and types of food. Two common ones in Cambridge are: https://deliveroo.co.uk | https://www.just-eat.co.uk/

Online food deliveries from external companies will not come directly to your household but rather to the Porters’ Lodge. You may collect this yourself with the appropriate face covering.

If you have to collect a food delivery while in quarantine, you must follow this procedure:

Wash your hands thoroughly for 20 seconds before leaving your household
Put on a mask
Do not enter any College building on the way – use outside routes
Return to your room as soon as you have collected your delivery
Do not stop to talk to anyone
Take the stairs rather than using a lift, if you are able to do so safely

If you need to use a shared kitchen while in quarantine

Wait until the kitchen is empty – do not use it while another person is in there.
Wash your hands for 20 seconds before entering the kitchen.
Wear a face covering while you are in the kitchen.
Wipe down all surfaces after use.
Take your food back to your bedroom to eat.

Housekeeping while you are in quarantine

Laundry: It will not be possible to visit the college laundry during your time in quarantine.  All items must remain in your room until your quarantine has ended.

Housekeeping and waste: you will be responsible for cleaning your own bedroom, bathroom and toilet. General rubbish should be double bagged and remain in your room until the period of quarantine is over. After this point you can take it to the bins.

If you develop Covid-19 symptoms while in quarantine please call the Porters’ Lodge on 01223 332190.

When your period of quarantine ends

Please email domesticbursary@lucy.cam.ac.uk and notify them that you have finished your quarantine. They will check this against the quarantine register and will log that your quarantine is now ended.

Households (once quarantine is over)

If you live in a single bedroom within College you are in a “shared household”. Your shared household is yourself plus the people you share a kitchen with; also a bathroom if your room is not en-suite.

Within your household, you are allowed to socialise with each other without the need to observe social distancing. If one person within your household develops COVID-19 symptoms, the whole household is required to self-isolate.

The UK Government permits single-adult households to form a “support bubble” with one other household. However, if you live in a shared household within College, it is NOT permitted for someone to form a support bubble with you.

Unfortunately, guests are not permitted in College currently.

If you need to book a room in college, please use the forms below:

For staff: https://lucycav.wufoo.com/forms/meeting-roomevent-booking-request-form/ 

For students: https://lucycav.wufoo.com/forms/student-meetings-events-booking-form/

University Counselling ServiceOur Lucy Cavendish webpage has been amended to reflect the changes in service delivery.

Check here for College-Based Counselling updated info.

Nautilus 8.30- 11.45 pm (Monday to Friday), service is takeaway or single-person study tables only.

Lunch in Hall noon to 1.30pm (Monday to Friday).

Brunch 11am - 1pm (Saturday).

There will be no supper service until further notice. However you can purchase more than one meal to take away or eat later, or request that it be left at the Porters Lodge. Please email catering@lucy.cam.ac.uk if you would like this service. Requests must be received before 12 noon for same-day service, and your meal will be available from the Porters Lodge from around 2pm.

From 9am on the 20 March the Library will be open 24/7.

  • Book your study seat at https://tinyurl.com/BookmyseatatLCCL; you can book 9am-1pm, 1pm-5pm or 5pm till late and arrive at any time during your booked slot

  • Wear a face covering unless exempt

  • Follow the one way system around the building

  • Maintain social distancing; do not move chairs or use desks or spaces that have been designated out of use

  • Sanitise your hands regularly; there are dispensers at the entrance lobby and adjacent to the lift on each floor

  • Wipe down equipment such as the printers and PCs before and after use; anti-viral wipes are available in each reading room, the Barbara Dyer room in the basement and also in the foyer

  • Leave the “Clean Me” sign prominently on your desk as you leave; if you wish to wipe down your desk when you arrive as an extra precaution, please feel free to do so

  • Place any used books or other materials on the designated trolley/space in each reading room or place them in the book returns box in the foyer

The College’s visitors and gatherings policy applies, so no visitors are allowed in the Library and gatherings are strictly forbidden.

Be aware too that the Porters include the Library on their spot checks, so it is likely you will see them at various points throughout the night.  They also have access to CCTV, so will keep an eye on things remotely too.

Finally, if there is any suggestion that the rules are being broken then we may have to return to reduced hours, so please do follow the guidelines, keep everyone safe and ensure we can stay open 24/7. 

If you have any questions about the Library then please don’t hesitate to contact the Library team.