We now strongly encourage staff to work remotely; staff should not come onto our campuses unless they are part of essential services. These staff will be contacted by their line managers.
It is important that any of you who are likely to be more vulnerable to the virus, live with someone is likely to be more vulnerable or have any coronavirus symptoms/are currently sharing a house with people who have symptoms should work from home immediately.
Please speak to your line manager about remote working and you can find more information on working at home here.
Further advice and guidance from the government can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
You can find the latest information and guidance on coronavirus from Public Health England at NHS.UK/coronavirus
If you are advised or otherwise take the decision to self-isolate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Staff self-isolating are also requested to state whether they been on campus in the last 7 days and if so, to please let us know where they were located/working.
Please also log sickness on MyHR. HR has added two new sickness categories to MyHR within the ‘Respiratory’ sickness reason, one for ‘Covid-19 confirmed’ and one for ‘Covid-19 unconfirmed displaying symptoms’.
Guidance and information on the implications of coronavirus for researchers at Barts Health and Queen Mary can be found on the Joint Research Management Office pages.
The Health and Safety Executive are advising that there is no increased risk from DSE work for those working at home temporarily during this period. You are therefore not required to complete a home workstation (DSE) assessment at this time.
Below are some top tips for using a laptop or tablet when working from home:-
In order to achieve a good working posture you should:
Full guidance workstation (DSE) guidance for staff temporarily working from home can be found here.
Find details on how you can support the local community here on the website.
Please contact email@example.com if you have any additional queries.