The highlighted cover information and exclusions below are not an exhaustive list.
This should be read in conjunction with the additional information provided across the insurance webpages, together with the Confirmation and Summary of Cover document for the applicable policy year.
Cover for Cancellation due to COVID19/Coronavirus
Coronavirus clause on the 21/22 policy was removed for the 2022-23 policy year. As such Covid19 (Coronavirus) is covered as an illness going forward.
However, there is an expectation from our Travel Insurers that all policyholder insureds (University business travellers) will mitigate financial risks via flexible booking arrangements where possible.
This approach is encouraged and will be in line with the new University Travel Policy which also comes into effect from 01/08/22. Flexible bookings can reduce or even eliminate potential cancellation costs and can form part of overall decision-making regarding travel trips. Travel Policy | Staff Gateway (ox.ac.uk)
Conference and Event Group Travel Clause:
The Cancellation, Curtailment, change of itinerary, Rearrangement and Replacement element of the policy, will not operate as a result of any cancellation of an event, conference or convention hosting in excess of 10 Insured Persons, where the cancellation is instigated by the event organiser or as the result of any regulation imposed by any public authority or government (whether the Government is located in the departure country, destination country or Country of Residence).
University Insurance Department Terms:
In any event, cover will only be provided if the University’s policies and procedures are followed.