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Exeter College Oxford 
Turl Street, Oxford, OX1 3DP 
Ref. 21.07 
24th February 2021 
Reply to request for information under Freedom of Information of Act 
Your Ref 
Email date: 28th January 2021 
Gwendy Davenport <> 
Dear Exeter College, Oxford, 
I am writing to you today with a Freedom of Information Request regarding the 
experience of non-academic staff working in college since the March 2020 lockdown. 
The information I request is: 
How many non-academic members of staff have been furloughed since the 
beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic? 
How many non-academic members of staff are currently furloughed? 
What provisions have been taken by the college to protect the health and safety of 
non-academic members of staff during the Covid-19 pandemic? 
How many non-academic members of staff have contracted Covid-19 since the 
beginning of 2020? 
Yours faithfully, 
Gwendy Davenport 
Dear Gwendy Davenport 
How many non-academic members of staff have been furloughed since the beginning of the Covid-
19 pandemic?   
77 staff 
How many non-academic members of staff are currently furloughed?  
66 staff 
What provisions have been taken by the college to protect the health and safety of non-academic 
members of staff during the Covid-19 pandemic? 
This College Risk Assessment is publically available here.  
Specifically (and this is by no means an exhaustive list), the College has encouraged home-
working wherever possible.  During Hilary Term, all public areas are closed, no catering is 
provided, only students resident in College properties may enter the premises (unless for 
teaching).  During Michaelmas Term, additional communal space was provided with a 


Marquee to allow social distancing, the College has introduced social distancing in the Hall, 
Scouts no longer go into inhabited student rooms, managers have access to a dynamic 
record of self-isolating students so that they can tell their staff which rooms to avoid, some 
staff are now permitted to use the car park in college so that they don't have to use the bus, 
screens have been installed in front of customer-facing staff (e.g. Lodge, Hall, etc), all staff 
have been asked to complete online Covid training, staff who are Clinically Extremely 
Vulnerable and/or pregnant have been furloughed, information about health and wellbeing 
initiatives available through the University has been circulated. 

How many non-academic members of staff have contracted Covid-19 since the beginning of 2020? 
The College does not hold this information
Petronella Spivey 
College Secretary 
Internal Review 
If you are dissatisfied with this reply, you may ask the College to review it, by writing to the Freedom 
of Information Officer at the following address: 
Exeter College, 
Turl Street,  
OX1 3DP. 
Alternatively, you may request a review by e-mailing fxx@xxxxx.xx.xx.xx 
If, after the internal review, you are still dissatisfied, you have the right under FOIA to apply to the 
Information Commissioner for a decision as to whether your request has been dealt with in 
accordance with the FOIA. The Information Commissioner’s address is: 
Information Commissioner 
Wycliffe House 
Water Lane 
SK9 5AF 
Tel: 0303 123113