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Durham University

Covid-19 Response

Building communities

Date

Activity/Event/Facility

Covid-19 Restrictions

Testing To Participate & Household Evidence Requirements

26 April

  • College bars and cafes re-open – outdoors only – for livers-in and livers-out
  • Colleges will determine, individually, whether livers-out from other Colleges can use their bar/cafe
  • Table service required
  • Households only
  • Any music must be played at a low volume
  • Shouting, singing and dancing should be prevented
  • Livers-out must pre-book their table
  • Table bookings also encouraged in advance for livers-in although tables can be left for livers-in walk-ins at the discretion of the College Head
  • Regular testing is recommended
  • Proof of household required

26 April

  • College formals for livers-in only can recommence in a household format
  • Seating must be in households only
  • Food accessed through the servery
  • Covid-19 capacity constraints will be applied
  • No alcohol can be consumed during the formal
  • High table must not exceed 6 people
  • Evidence of testing no more than 24 hours in advance of the formal and at least twice weekly – the second test should be taken 3/4 days apart from the first
  • Proof of household required

26 April

  • College Chapels can re-open for acts of worship with an officiant and a choir or an officiant and a congregation – but not both – this decision will be at the discretion of the College Head
  • 2m social distancing required between members of separate households
  • Congregation capacity reduced by 50%
  • Regular testing is recommended

17 May

  • Groups of up to 30 people can meet outdoors for multiple purposes including study, social discussion or entertainment such as outdoor cinema
  • 2m social distancing required between members of separate households
  • Regular testing is recommended

17 May

  • College bars and cafes can re-open indoors – for both livers-in and livers-out
  • Colleges will determine, individually, whether livers-out from other Colleges can use their bar/cafe
  • Table service required
  • Rule of six to be applied indoors
  • Up to 30 people can come together outdoors although operational resitrctions may limit this in some bars - social distancing should be maintained between members of separate households where practically possible
  • Any music must be played at a low volume
  • Shouting, singing and dancing should be prevented
  • Livers-out must pre-book their table
  • Table bookings also encouraged in advance for livers-in although tables can be left for livers-in walk-ins at the discretion of the College Head
  • Regular testing is recommended
  • Proof of household required

17 May

  • College Chapels can hold acts of worship with an officiant, choir and congregation
  • 2m social distancing required between members of separate households
  • Congregation capacity reduced by 50%
  • Regular testing is recommended

17 May

  • College formals for livers-out can recommence - formals can include both livers-in and livers-out at the same time
  • Seating can be in households or for up to 6 students from multiple households
  • Food accessed through the servery
  • Covid-19 capacity constraints will be applied
  • Evidence of testing no more than 48 hours in advance of the activity and at least twice weekly - the second test should be taken 3/4 days apart from the first
  • Proof of household required if seating is within households

19 July into Michaelmas Term

  • College Balls and College Days may take place without any Covid-19 capacity constraints or restrictions on social contact
  • No Covid-19 restrictions or other controls anticipated
  • Evidence of testing no more than 48 hours in advance of the activity and at least twice weekly - the second test should be taken 3/4 days apart from the first

19 July into Michaelmas Term

  • College formals for both livers-in and livers-out may re-commence without any Covid-19 capacity constraints or restrictions on social contact
  • No Covid-19 restrictions or other controls anticipated including table service
  • Evidence of testing no more than 48 hours in advance of the activity and at least twice weekly - the second test should be taken 3/4 days apart from the first

19 July into Michaelmas Term

  • Pan-University celebration and performance events may take place without any Covid-19 capacity constraints or restrictions on social contact
  • No Covid-19 restrictions or other controls anticipated
  • Evidence of testing no more than 48 hours in advance of the activity and at least twice weekly - the second test should be taken 3/4 days apart from the first

19 July into Michaelmas Term

  • College Chapels may be able to hold acts of worship without any Covid-19 capacity constraints or restrictions on social contact
  • No Covid-19 restrictions or other controls anticipated
  • Regular testing is still recommended