2 April 2020

COVID-19 – TOSP Statement #5

We are aware that some our occupiers are carrying out important work towards tackling the coronavirus pandemic, and we thank you for your efforts.

The health and safety of all our staff and occupiers is our highest priority. We outline below how we can continue to support you alongside the Prime Minister’s latest instructions on COVID-19 and your own corporate guidelines. The Oxford Science Park is reviewing constantly its response to the pandemic and will provide further updates as needed.

Take away catering provision in Magdalen Building continues

The Magdalen Coffee Bar remains open as a basic take-away welfare facility where we offer pre-packaged food such as sandwiches, snacks, confectionery, bottled drinks and hot beverages between 8.00am – .00pm.

In line with Government guidance to minimise risk the following will be observed:

Strict implementation of social distancing (2m or more) while queuing etc;

Cashless payment only, via card or YoYo, to reduce the chance of viral transmission via bank notes or coins.

As per our previous update, all catering and hospitality in the Sadler Building has been suspended for the time being.

Visitors on site

If you are expecting visitors to the Park for absolutely essential business, we ask you to ascertain that they are fit to attend site, showing no signs of infection or needing to self-isolate as per the Government’s latest guidance (see below for some useful links).


As before, please notify us promptly if someone in your company tests positive for COVID-19. You can email robert.horsfield@oxfordsp.com in the first instance, with details of how the company is dealing with the incident.

The Oxford Science Park team

While operating with a smaller on-site staff than normal, we are all available via e mail or the usual contact numbers (see below).

If you have any further concerns or queries in the meantime, please do let me know. The health and safety of our staff and occupiers remains The Oxford Science Park’s highest priority, and we thank you for your support.

Piers Scrimshaw-Wright, Chief Executive


You can find useful information on hygiene and recommendations for Employers in the governmental links below.




Contact details

Piers Scrimshaw-Wright CEO, 01865 784006

Pscrimshaw-wright@oxfordsp.com,  07966 280128

Robert Horsfield Park Services Manager, 01865 784025 Robert.horsfield@oxfordsp.com,  07989 498720

Ania Ferenc Magdalen Centre Manager, 01865 784005 Ania.ferenc@oxfordsp.com, 07810 284254

Paul McGuinness Assistant Manager Magdalen Centre, 01865 784003 Paul.mcguinness@oxfordsp.com, 07795 560026

Emma Palmer Foster, Strategic Communications Consultant

emmapf@oxfordsp.com, 07880 787185

Magdalen Centre Reception, 01865 784000 (diverts to security after hours)

COVID-19 TOSP Statement UPDATE #5
TOSP Statement #5