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Covid-19 Latest Update

Read to find out the latest Government and campus wide covid-19 updates.

Government Information:  

With the Government’s roadmap now in place, the future is looking more hopeful and the likelihood of more colleagues returning to campus is increasing as progress continues. Keeping up to date with government guidance is vital to support the wider efforts to combat Covid-19 and protect ourselves and each other. 

Specific advice concerning the changes that come into effect from 12th April 2021 can be found here and advice for businesses reopening is available here. We will continue to update the information on this page in line with the government guidance. 

Information for visiting the site safely:

Harwell has acres of traffic-free open space where you can safely meet for a walk or a catch-up, and a number of places to grab a coffee or a bite to eat.

Following the easing of some lockdown restrictions, you can now meet up outdoors with friends and family, either in groups of six from any number of households or in a group of any size from up to two households.

We’re looking forward to welcoming people back and we want to ensure everyone feels safe when they do so. The Campus management team is working with organisations on site to help them access appropriate guidance and ensure each workplace is as safe as possible.  The team has introduced enhanced safety measures including increasing the number of sanitiser stations, installing social distancing floor reminders, and amending the cleaning schedule to prioritise touch points. If you are an organisation on campus and require further information, please contact:

Safety and social distancing:

Signage and ground markings across the campus provide guidance and help everyone to keep a safe distance.  For your own and everyone’s safety, please respect the social distancing rules and look out for any one-way routes that have been put in place.

Hygiene and cleanliness:

Hand sanitisers have been installed across our managed buildings, with external sanitiser stations located at the shop, gym, cafĂ© and sports pavilion. The cleaning schedule also prioritises touch points in common areas. 

Places to eat and drink:

Many of our eateries are offering a takeaway services so that you can have a coffee or picnic in the open spaces – rule of six applies.

Bloomers – 363, Curie Avenue (parade of shops), Harwell Campus
Serves a selection of tasty sandwiches and baguettes, made freshly to order at the counter.

Pierreponts Cafe – Behind Quad One, Becquerel Avenue, Harwell Campus
Serves seasonal dishes, soup, sandwiches and salads to eat in or go + hot and cold beverages served fresh.

Costa Coffee - Satellite Applications Catapult, Electron Building, Fermi Avenue, OX11 0QR
Counter-service offering hot drinks, iced coolers, sweet snacks, sandwiches to take away

Health and fitness:

The Fitness Experts is now open again and is an alternative to a traditional gym. It is located behind Quad One Building, Becquerel Avenue, next to Pierreponts Cafe. 

Endeavour Personal Training has also re-opened and is offering 1:1 training, and exclusive use of the studio when in training sessions. Fusion Bootcamp also operates two days a week on Campus, Tuesday & Friday 12:15pm - 1:00pm. It’s a circuit style group exercise class with the sessions designed to suit all abilities.

Bike hire scheme
Make the most of the recently opened Science Vale Cycling Network with our bicycle loan schemes. We have added collection of electric bikes too. Arriving on campus soon the electric bikes will offer, energy efficient, and emission-free transportation, that can be hired for free for up to 48 hours. You can find more details here.