Updated 16 September 2021
The University recognises that staff who have caring responsibilities may still need to balance their caring commitments with work.
We recognise that many of our staff will continue to need to juggle work, childcare/homeschooling, and other caring commitments. We also recognise that you may not be able to contribute as fully to work as you would under normal circumstances. If this applies to you, please talk to your line manager in the first instance - we will do everything we can to support you and will be grateful for whatever contribution you are able to make at this difficult time.
There are a range of options that can be considered to help those affected get through this period, such as changes to working hours or days, a temporary reduction in hours with reduced pay, unpaid leave or a career break. In all cases, we will look for the best solution which balances the needs of the individual and University.
Other childcare options
If you have specific queries, please refer to the FAQs below as these have been updated and may help you.
For Government Covid guidance, please refer to the government website. In the event that a member of staff needs to self-isolate in line with NHS or Government advice, this absence should be reported using the Coronavirus Reporting form and the absence will be counted as special Covid leave on full pay.