MULTIPLE cases of the omicron variant of Covid-19 have been found at the University of Oxford.

The university said it was aware of a number of cases on its campus.

It said it is currently working closely with the public health authorities and is asking for their advice.

The university implemented a number of extra health measures last week after it was confirmed that two omicron cases had been detected at one of the university's colleges.

All the Omicron cases in Oxfordshire mapped

The university's new restrictions include:

  • Additional Covid-19 testing 
  • Face coverings mandated in libraries 
  • Masks 'strongly encouraged' in most indoor settings, including in-person teaching
  • Before leaving for the Christmas holidays, students are being asked to take two LFD tests