Covid-19 update – 16 September 2020

Welcome back to the staff who have returned to work on campus. If you would prefer to work back on campus, you will need to discuss your plans and circumstances with your line manager as part of the health and safety protocols now in place.

We know increasing numbers of staff are now seeking to work from campus, but we ask that you do comply with these essential protocols. However, we want to make it as easy as possible for you and we will be sending out new information for staff and managers to explain the return to campus procedures later this week.   

The Government has published new guidance concerning meeting others. The new ‘rule of 6’ states that you can meet up to 6 other people indoors or outdoors providing you socially distance from each other. This means staying 2 metres apart where possible. Please adhere to the ‘rule of 6’ when engaging socially with others; for example during breaks, lunchtime and walking around campus.   

There are some exemptions for University settings including seminars and households which include more than 6 individuals. This may be the case for some student residences. Further information can be found in the newly added FAQs on the Student Coronavirus webpages and Staff Coronavirus webpages (Safety on Campus section) .   

A new FAQ has also been added to the Staff Coronavirus webpages concerning room bookings on campus (in the What Will Happen on Your Return section). This confirms the process for booking a room and that all interviews should be carried out remotely until Government guidance changes.