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Bank holidays and closure days

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The University closes for 4 days over the Christmas period and all staff are given this time off with pay in addition to normal annual leave. The closure days vary each year. All staff are also given paid time off on the 8 bank holidays in addition to normal annual leave. For Support Staff who are required to work on either a closure day or a bank holiday, the pay/time off in lieu arrangements are set out in the Terms & Conditions of Employment.

In recognition of the exceptional hard work from colleagues during what continues to be a challenging year, all staff are entitled to a further two days of paid annual leave on Thursday 1 April 2021 and Tuesday 6 April 2021, these days will be classed as additional closure days. This is in addition to the extra three closure days colleagues received over the Christmas closure period - Monday 21 December, Tuesday 22 December and Wednesday 23 December 2020.

The entitlement to both Bank Holidays and closure days is pro rata to your contracted hours, irrespective of which days of the week you work, (e.g.) if you work 50% of the full-time hours, you will be entitled to 50% of the bank holidays and closure days. Please see the annual leave section to find out how to calculate this.

2020

Christmas Closure Day Monday, 21st December 2020
Christmas Closure Day Tuesday, 22nd December 2020
Christmas Closure Day Wednesday, 23rd December 2020
Christmas Closure Day Thursday, 24th December 2020
Christmas Day Friday, 25th December 2020
Boxing Day (substitute day) Monday, 28th December 2020
Christmas Closure Day Tuesday, 29th December 2020
Christmas Closure Day Wednesday, 30th December 2020
Christmas Closure Day Thursday, 31st December 2020

2021

New Year's Day Friday, 1st January 2021
Easter Closure Day Thursday 1st April 2021
Good Friday Friday, 2nd April 2021
Easter Monday Monday, 5th April 2021
Easter Closure Day Tuesday 6th April 2021
Early May Bank Holiday Monday, 3rd May 2021
Spring Bank Holiday Monday, 31st May 2021
Summer Bank Holiday Monday, 30th August 2021
Christmas Closure Day Friday, 24th December 2021
Christmas Day (substitute day) Monday, 27th December 2021
Boxing Day (substitute day) Tuesday, 28th December 2021
Christmas Closure Day Wednesday, 29th December 2021
Christmas Closure Day Thursday, 30th December 2021
Christmas Closure Day Friday, 31st December 2021