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Working on Campus Guidance

Current context (August 2021)  

Throughout the pandemic higher education was recognised as an essential activity. Some colleagues remained on campus throughout to carry out and support our essential work. HE colleagues, classified as Key Workers, were able to attend work to deliver on-site activity. The campus also remained open for any student or member of staff that needed to access it for health and wellbeing reasons.  

On the 19th July 22021 the Government ended all Covid-19 restrictions in England, although we must all remain vigilant. The Department of Education (DoE) has published updated guidance for universities [PDF] and all students and staff are now able to return to campus. 

From 1 April 2021 the Government advised that clinically vulnerable members of our community no longer required to shield and they are now advised to follow the same guidance as everyone else. The guidance, in this document, and our thorough risk assessment processes, aim to support all our staff with their continued safe presence on, or return to, campus. Key equality considerations for managers have been included to ensure no member of our community is exposed to unnecessary or disproportionate risk to their ongoing health and wellbeing. 

Current confirmed cases remain low with active, confirmed cases reported on a daily basis across our UK-based staff and student population.

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