Page last updated: 09/10/2020
Information for Colleagues
We are pleased to welcome students back to Leeds. Here is a joint message from Leeds’ higher education leaders, students’ union leaders and the city council about how we're working together to stay safe.
We need to be able to work safely and effectively. Whether you work remotely or on campus, the health and safety of our students, colleagues and the community in which we are based is our key priority. Whilst the campus is open, it’s important that we only visit the campus when this is absolutely necessary. Most of us will continue to work remotely some or all of the time.
The University will work with NHS Test and Trace to record and report any positive Covid-19 test results for students and colleagues. It is a legal duty to self-isolate for people who test positive for Covid-19 or who are contacted by NHS Test and Trace.
You must notify your manager immediately if you experience any symptoms of Covid-19 and follow the Government’s guidance on self-isolation. If you are experiencing symptoms you must not, under any circumstances, visit the campus.
You must notify your manager if you have a test for Covid-19 and of the outcome of the test as soon as you receive it.
If you are not experiencing symptoms but are waiting for the result of a Covid-19 test for any other reason (e.g. due to being in close contact with someone who has tested positive) again, you must not visit the campus.
The information for colleagues on this page brings together all the practicalities that need to be considered as we welcome students and continue to deliver our services both on campus and remotely.
Our key principles are:
• Social distancing on campus – using the 2 metre rule
• Colleagues continuing to work remotely
• Risk assessments
• Cleaning and hygiene
• Adherence to Government and NHS guidance on return to work and self-isolation
Please read the information carefully and if you do have questions, please raise them with your line manager in the first instance.