The health and wellbeing of University staff is our priority. If, as a result of pregnancy-related matters, you are advised by a medical professional to take additional precautions, you should discuss this with your line manager. We will support you in ensuring these precautions are taken. Unless you are in the shielding category, pregnancy does not preclude you from working on campus (if your role cannot be carried out from home) but if you are more than 28 weeks pregnant, you will be referred for a specific pregnancy-related risk assessment Occupational Health Assessment before doing so. Please see the Return to Campus Health Self- Assessment on the Staff Return to Campus - Safety, Health & Wellbeing hub for more guidance. All staff are required to complete this Self-Assessment before working on campus.
There is the unfortunate possibility that current events may cause an increase in incidents of racial harassment, aggression or abuse on or off-campus. This is never acceptable and is absolutely contrary to our Values. If you face any negative or abusive comments or behaviour from anyone, you should tell someone and seek support from your line manager or from the Human Resources team.
The health and wellbeing of University staff is our priority. If you are over 70, current Government guidance is that you may be considered more vulnerable to the effects of Covid-19. If you have no other underlying health conditions, have not received a shielding letter from the NHS and otherwise feel well, you may be able to go to work on campus (if you cannot work from home). Before you return to campus you will be asked to complete the Return to Campus Health Self-Assessment and you may be referred to the Occupational Health Service thereafter. Please see the Staff Return to Campus - Safety, Health & Wellbeing hub for more guidance. All staff are required to complete this Self-Assessment before working on campus and decisions to return are risk-based and based on individual circumstances.