6 October 2020: “The University of Oxford has defended its decision to hold an event at a city theatre tonight despite the county being on ‘red alert’ for the coronavirus.” Oxford Mail.
12 October 2020: Oxford University announce 61 positive test in the last week, and a total of 91 positive tests since 20 August.
16 October 2020: Oxford: “University College have told all students at their accommodation site in North Oxford to stay within their households, from this afternoon. This includes almost 100 second-year undergraduates and some graduate students. The college told students in an email that the lockdown has been caused by “a spike in positive Covid-19 tests among Univ students”. Students are waiting on “further advice” about how long the lockdown will last, and it is described as a “precautionary measure”. This is the first known case of accommodation-wide isolation in Oxford, though many other colleges have households currently in isolation. Other colleges may also be dealing with significant clusters.” Cherwell.
26 October 2020: Oxford release new figures: 208 positive tests between 17 October and 23 October, through their own testing service. In total, since 20 August, 496 positive tests.