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Support available while working during lockdown

27 Jan 2021

If you are balancing work with caring responsibilities or commitments, there are options available to support you


We have been informed by the Department for Education (DfE) that higher education workers are classified as critical workers and may be able to continue to send their children to school where they are required to attend work or work from home to support the welfare, wellbeing and teaching of students.

Flexible working options

If you are struggling, please talk to your line manager about whether flexible working arrangements can be put in place to help you.

Coronavirus Special Leave

Coronavirus Special Leave is available in addition to our usual Special Leave allowance.

Furlough leave

Our University will continue to use the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and furlough leave for those staff who are unable to carry out their work from home.

Wellbeing support

Whether you are working from home or are required to work on campus, we know that some colleagues will be finding this latest lockdown challenging. 

More information