skip to primary navigationskip to content

COVID-19 Safety information

Here you will find Covid-19 specific safety information only. The Institute Safety page has general safety information.

Safety Induction

Before you can come back to work, you will be asked to complete a safety induction (password: 4q=75?54and to confirm that you have read and understood the risk assessment COVID-05 (and COVID-09 for out of hours work) and the Institute Guidelines, and that you will comply with the new control measures put in place.


COVID-19 risk assessments:

Risk assessment COVID-05: Working at the Gurdon Institute during the COVID-19 pandemic (sign here)

Risk assessment COVID-07: Microscope use during the COVID-19 pandemic (sign here)

Risk assessment COVID-09: Working out of hours during the COVID-19 pandemic (sign here)

Risk assessment COVID-10: Operation and use of Sony cell sorter use during the COVID-19 pandemic (sign here)

Risk assessment COVID-11: Working in the Shared Tissue Culture Room (218) during the COVID-19 pandemic (sign here)

Risk assessment COVID-12: Working in the Tissue Culture Rooms during the COVID-19 pandemic (sign here)

What to do if you have symptoms

If you develop a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste, you may have SARS-CoV-2 infection (COVID-19). Additional symptoms may include diarrhoea or flu-like symptoms such as sore throat or muscle aches.

If you have any of the above symptoms, then please:

  • Access and follow the advice of the NHS, which can provide up-to-date guidance through their online 111 service
  • If you are a University/College staff member, you can arrange a test through the online portal. Inform your line manager immediately.
  • If you develop symptoms Friday to Sunday, please request a test using the NHS website.
  • Stay at home and self-isolate until you receive further instructions from the Addenbrooke's Hospital Occupational Health or Infectious Diseases teams, in accordance with Public Health England (PHE) guidance

How to stop the spread of coronavirus

  • Wash your hands with soap and water or sanitise your hands thoroughly for 20 seconds, before touching your face (and/or face mask/covering), eating, drinking, smoking; after touching your face (and/or face mask/covering), coughing, sneezing or going to the toilets; when arriving in and leaving the Institute.
  • Keep 2 meters distance from other wherever possible
  • Cough or sneeze in a tissue and dispose of it immediately; or cough or sneeze in your elbow.
  • Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • If you feel unwell, stay home and follow government advice.







Institute reopening

The Gurdon Institute reopened on Monday 15th June. Many staff will continue to work from home, and all staff may be contacted by email.

Studying development to understand disease

The Gurdon Institute is funded by Wellcome and Cancer Research UK to study the biology of development, and how normal growth and maintenance go wrong in cancer and other diseases.

combinedLogo x3 trans2018


Share this