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COVID-19 (coronavirus) update

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak is a cause of great concern for the College, our members, staff and visitors. We have set up this page to signpost people to the most relevant information.

The College is closed to the general public. The health, welfare and safety of all College members, staff and visitors is our top priority. As a community we are known for our care for others, and so we are asking everyone who enters the College to refrain from shaking hands and to follow all NHS advice regarding hand-washing and good hygiene practices. We have increased our already-excellent cleaning regime in College and we are asking everyone to come into College only if they feel fully well and have none of the risk factors listed by Public Health England. If you feel ill during or after your visit, please let us know as soon as possible by calling or emailing our Porters on +44 (0)1223 339339 or

College members and staff

We have set up a dedicated page on JNet with specific guidance for you. We have written detailed plans covering various scenarios, and we are in touch with different groups in College to discuss the scenarios that may affect them. We will try to limit email communications to essential ones, so please read the emails sent to you.

The Porters’ Lodge is manned 24/7; please contact them via phone or email if you need urgent advice.

Conference, event and accommodation guests

We are currently making contact with event organisers to discuss plans for their upcoming events and to look at alternative date options and have now cancelled all events up until the end of August 2020, and all weddings and large events up until September 2020. Please contact your Jesus College event organiser on +44 (0)1223 760524 or email if you have any queries.

In line with the latest governement advise our West Court accommodation will be re-opening at reduced capacity from Monday 20th July. Please contact West Court reception directly on +44 (0)1223 760571 to check the status or to amend your booking. 

Further information

We recommend that you regularly visit these websites in addition to this page:


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