Current COVID 19 Health Guidance to remain in place in Bodleian Libraries from 19 July

A staff member and reader stood at the SSL Issue Desk wearing face masks

The University will maintain its current COVID-19 health guidance from 19 July, including current policies on face coverings and social distancing. This decision has been taken in light of the high level of cases locally, and with due consideration to the government’s guidance that ‘everybody needs to continue to act carefully and remain cautious’. The University is entitled to keep its restrictions in place on University premises.

You must continue to wear a face covering in the Bodleian Libraries including when sitting at a desk. If you are medically exempt, we request you display an exemption card or sunflower during your visit. Alternatively you can confirm to a staff member on arrival that you are exempt to avoid being disturbed during your visit. We will not ask for details of the reasons for this exemption.

Please also continue to use the Space Finder to book your place in the library in advance.

View the Bodleian Libraries Services Updates webpage for all the latest information.


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