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25 March 2020

Eddington - Coronavirus update

The below information is now out of date. Please see the latest Eddington coronavirus update here. 

from Eddington

The unprecedented circumstances bought about by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in the UK and around the world have meant that many of the community facilities at Eddington have temporarily closed or are operating minimally in accordance with the UK government and/or University of Cambridge guidelines.

  • The Storey’s Field Centre is closed.
  • The University of Cambridge Primary School and Eddington Nursery remain open to support families who the UK government has defined as key workers towards the pandemic.
  • Sainsbury’s at Eddington remains open with designated shopping times for the elderly, carers and disabled customers plus NHS staff.
  • The open spaces remain available (we encourage social distancing etiquette), certain play facilities and leisure equipment will be closed until further notice.
  • Temporary retail outlets and sporting activities have been suspended until further notice.
  • The Universal bus will continue as normal at a 15 minute frequency Monday to Friday. Weekend services will now serve the Cambridge Biomedical Campus/Addenbrooke’s with a 20 minute frequency on Saturdays and 30 minute frequency on Sundays, with earlier start times from 6.35am. For a full timetable please click here. NHS staff and University of Cambridge essential workers will receive free bus fare.
  • E-Car vehicles at Eddington are no longer available to hire.

All opening times and conditions are subject to change.

The Eddington Beer Garden (which was scheduled for 27-28 March) has been postponed and will be rescheduled.

We support the Public Health messages which the UK government are promoting in relation to the COVID-19 response and all decisions about reopening facilities will be made with full consideration of any future announcements.  Further updates will be posted on our Twitter account and on our website in due course.


We have seen a huge willingness to support others in the community who are self-isolating, unwell, or are vulnerable. The University will be signposting people who want to help by directing them to organised channels as and when the opportunities arise.

As you can imagine the University as a leading research institution is involved in ground-breaking research associated to Coronavirus. For more information about the work that academics and researchers are undertaking, visit:

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