EAS reports 1 positive test this week

Image Description: A cartoon image of a health practitioner administering a COVID-19 test. The University of Oxford’s in-house testing service, the Early Alert Service, has recorded just one positive case out of 55 tests for the week 20th-26th March. This amounts to a positivity rate of 1.8%.  Each Monday the Early Alert Service’s test results […]

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Oxford to take part in Fairtrade fortnight

Image Description: A picture of the top of the Radcliffe Camera Oxford University will be participating in Fairtrade Fortnight from the 22nd of February to the 7th of March, an annual event across the country. Oxford University is a Fairtrade institution and many central university and college catering services provide and use Fairtrade products. This […]

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Oxford study suggests asthma treatment reduces COVID-19 hospitalisation

A new study compiled by the University of Oxford has found that early treatment for COVID-19 patients with medication commonly used for asthma could ‘significantly reduce the need for hospitalisation and urgent care. The data also suggested that inhaled budesonide, a corticosteroid used in the long-term management of asthma, could also reduce recovery times. This […]

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City Council launches #WeAreOxford campaign

Image Description: A person standing on the steps of the Bodleian.  Oxford City Council is launching a new community campaign called #WeAreOxford with grants of up to £5,000 available for projects that seek to promote cross-community relationships. Although the project was initially launched in January 2020 to “help build stronger communities post-Brexit”, the scope of […]

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All libraries save two to close to readers

Image description: Entrance to the Sackler Library In an email addressed to ‘Sackler Library Readers’, it was revealed that all Oxford libraries, apart from the Old Bodleian and Cairns, will be closed to readers. The email further states that resources such as Click and Collect and LibraryScan will remain available to students. The decision to […]

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