From 19 July Government guidance is no longer to ‘work from home if you can’. While we are very much looking forward to welcoming staff back to campus, we appreciate that there may be staff who are concerned. Our aim is to ensure a safe and supported return to campus which recognises both individual and service needs. We will work to support a phased return to our campuses, allowing colleagues time to adapt to being back on campus and to reacclimatise to the workplace as restrictions end. Those colleagues who are required to be on campus are able to continue to do so and should follow health and safety guidance issued by the University of Hull and the University of York. Colleagues should continue to work closely with their line manager and raise any concerns they have with them in the first instance.
Find out more about how we plan to welcome staff back to campus.
We recognise that there may be colleagues who may be unable to return to campus for example if they are shielding or due to caring responsibilities. We are committed to working with colleagues to understand their individual circumstances. Colleagues should speak with their line manager in the first instance.
We understand that researchers may be worried about the impact of Covid-19 on their research. Our Universities are continuing to closely and proactively monitor guidance from Government and are providing regular updates to staff as to what this guidance means for teaching and learning and research. Staff should contact their Research Group Head or the School’s Directors of Research Professor Barry Wright and Professor Matthew Hardman in the first instance.
Staff should also visit the University of Hull and University of York coronavirus web pages for latest information.
We together with our Universities have undertaken comprehensive risk assessments for all of our on-campus activity. This activity will be reviewed in line with any new Covid-19 health and safety guidance. Staff and students should look out for communications from the School and their University which will include information about the latest health and safety guidance as it arises, as well as guidance on keeping ourselves and members of our community safe.
Our Universities have clear guidance on face coverings. You can read the full guidance on the University of Hull and University of York websites.
Staff at NHS sites should follow the guidance of their NHS Trust.