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Updated staff FAQ: Working elsewhere during furlough leave

01 May 2020

Frequently asked questions are updated regularly

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 as recommended by Public Health England. For other queries regarding the current situation, email

The following new question has been added to the staff FAQs:

Can I work elsewhere while I’m on furlough leave?

Staff on furlough leave are permitted to carry out paid work elsewhere. However bear in mind that the University may request you return to work at any point during your furlough leave, with one week’s notice to return. You should seek permission from your line manager before taking on paid employment elsewhere, as required in your contract of employment. You must not carry out any work for the University or subsidiary companies whilst on furlough leave.

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