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Advice on sickness absence reporting

24 Mar 2020

Updated guidance from Human Resources Operations

This advice is correct at the time of publication of this news article.

If you have health concerns then you should refer to the NHS website, however to make other queries regarding the current situation you can email

The Directorate of Human Resources will endeavour to continue to provide professional and timely information and services for colleagues during this period. Here is some guidance on key HR matters.

You can also find a range of HR-related information on our StaffNet site.

Advice on sickness absence reporting

Normal sickness absence arrangements apply during this period and staff should report absence in accordance with normal reporting arrangements. You can find more information about sickness absence reporting during this period at our Staff FAQs.

  • There is no longer a requirement to report coronavirus-related sickness separately using the COVID-19 email address or telephone line.

More information: