Coronavirus (COVID-19) measures at OUI

Whilst the effects of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic appear to be stable in the UK, it remains a significant global risk, and OUI management continues to keep the organisation’s response under review.

We continue to respond primarily to guidance from the UK Government and the University of Oxford.

This page will be updated as and when new information is available. It was last updated on Friday 15th October 2021.

What do I need to know if I wish to visit OUI's office in Oxford?

Visitors are now permitted into the OUI office by appointment. This includes University members, incubatees and non-University visitors.

Meetings should be planned in advance, and will take place in the ground floor meeting rooms (only). Alternatively you can still request an online meeting.

OUI staff contact details are here. If you do not know who to contact please use the contact form on this website.

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What measures are being taken by OUI?

The Buxton Court building is open, and is being managed to ensure that it is as safe an environment as possible – social distancing is enforced, occupants wear masks when moving around, doors are kept open to increase airflow etc.

Most OUI staff are now working partly from the office, and partly from home.

Regular internal communications ensure that our staff are vigilant and taking necessary precautions

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Where can I find status updates from the University of Oxford?

Comprehensive guidance from the University is published and regularly updated here.

If you have contact with the University as well as OUI, please refer to this.

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