Information for staff

Update 7 January 2021 - national lockdown

On 4 January, the Prime Minister announced that a new lockdown would come into effect from 5 January 2021 to help stop the spread of Covid-19.

For our staff, this means that the majority of our professional services and academic staff should work from home. However, those staff who are required to support delivery of specific academic programmes that will continue with planned face-to-face teaching, as well as those involved in critical on-campus services, should continue to attend work. Your health and safety remains our priority - in light of the new variant, risk mitigations are currently being reviewed and changes will be put in place wherever possible to further mitigate the risk of transmission in the workplace. We will provide further information on this as soon as possible.

We also recognise that many of our colleagues, particularly those who are clinically vulnerable, will need to take extra care at this time. Occupational Health will be reviewing the individual health risk assessments of colleagues who are high or very high risk. Anyone who has received a letter from their GP advising them to shield should not come into work, and should discuss alternatives with their line manager.

For further information to how this national lockdown may affect you, we have made some updates to the following: