What does restricted campus operations mean?
In order to minimise the risk to staff and the wider community, we will be moving to a restricted campus operation model by the end of term 17:00 on Friday 20 March until Monday 1 June, at the earliest. During this time the majority of University staff will be required to work remotely and only essential staff will be on campus.
Between 16 and 23 March 2020 the University will be transitioning to online teaching and by next Monday 23 March, we will move to online delivery for the remainder of this term which means that there will be no face to face teaching activity. During the transition week all programmes will move online, subject to College approval.
How will staff be affected during restricted campus operations?The University is working closely with Public Health England and will continue to follow the advice and guidance set out by the UK Government.
We anticipate that we will need to continue to deliver our education online when term resumes on Monday 27 April, including the delivery of online examinations and assessments due to commence on Monday 4 May.
During restricted campus operations, the majority of University staff will be required to work remotely and only essential staff will be on campus. In addition, only essential buildings and services will be open and operating.
Will I be able to access certain buildings during restricted campus operations?
Buildings and facilities within them will have restricted access and unless you have pre-authorised approval to access a building you will be denied entry, even if a building appears to be open. All staff are asked to respect this position and to extend this respect to our whole community.
The majority of buildings will be closed and most staff will be working from home. However, a defined number of buildings that have been identified as essential will remain partially or fully open through the period of restricted campus operation but will only be accessible to specific staff for pre-agreed reasons. We also recognise that some buildings or facilities may require several days to fully close and line managers will advise staff if they are required on site after Friday 20 March to support this. If you are required to be on campus during the period of restricted campus operations please ensure that you are wearing your University ID.
While the majority of students have already returned home and will remain at home until campus returns to normal operations, we will be keeping the student residences open to support those students who are unable to return home. The Main Library will be closed from 17:00 on Friday 20 March but we are enhancing our online library services and will be identifying alternative study space on campus for those students who are unable to travel home. The Guild will also be closing from Friday 20 March.
Will the University closed days during the Easter holiday be affected?
During the University closed days (Friday 10 – Wednesday 15 April inclusive) it is expected that staff will be on leave as normal, unless you are specifically requested to undertake essential duties.
How will restricted campus operations affect events?
All events scheduled on campus involving external visitors from 23 March to 1 June will be moved to virtual provision, postponed or cancelled.
Staff considering attending events off campus during the 23 March to 1 June should explore with the organiser whether the event is still running or if there is alternative online option.
We will continue to keep this under review, monitoring any changes in public health advice.
During a period of restricted opening of campus will I still get paid?
Yes - you will still get paid during a period of restricted opening of campus.
I am unable to work from home due to the nature of my role and my role is not considered to be an essential service. What will happen to me and my role during the restricted campus opening?
Please be assured that staff who cannot work remotely and whose role is not deemed to be an essential service will continue to be paid.
I am a member of staff based at the UoB Dubai campus, does this all apply to me?
The UK and Dubai campus are working closely together but the in country situation is different. For up to date information on Dubai, please go to the Dubai FAQs.