Coronavirus News & Updates
This page is designed to keep you updated and supported during the different operating pattern whilst the Coronavirus affects the UK.
Our quick links are helpful for those links to things you always need at your fingertips. If you are struggling to find anything, please get in touch with our People Team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Senior Leadership Team review any new guidance issued by the Government as and when it is released. As circumstances change staff will be kept updated.
If you want to keep up to date with all the LUU news then take a look at our Weekly news page.
We have been guided in our decision making by three key principles.
The need to provide key services to students
The need to protect our staff and their wellbeing at this time
Adapting services as we are legislated to do so and in partnership with the University of Leeds
Covid Passport Changes
Staying Safe Term one
For staff whose role is critical to the building being able to operate, we emphasise the continual need to follow Covid secure measures whilst at LUU. We ask all staff to adhere to “Hands, Face, Space” disciplines whilst at work.
We ask you to be considerate of others who may have a different attitude to risk than yourself and who may feel more comfortable wearing a mask or keeping socially distant. Don’t assume others are comfortable with close contact, please check with them and respect their wishes.
Lateral Flow Tests
We ask that you continue to take regular lateral flow tests, at least once a week but if you can we encourage you to do this more often. Please do not come to work if you feel unwell. If you have symptoms of Covid 19 stay home and get a PCR test.
Hand hygiene is still important and relevant, please continue to observe high standards of hand hygiene whilst at work.
Self Isolation Rules
From Monday 16 August 2021 new guidelines for self-isolation are in place.
Can we work from LUU?
LUU is open and welcoming students in the building. Our commercial areas are trading and our spaces are available for students to book and use. Whilst we expect the building to be quieter in the summer months we are expecting the numbers to pick up from the start of term one and throughout the semester.
All teams in LUU have been allocated office space to use, this is a restricted number of desks for them to work from when in the building. This is currently being managed by the team leaders. We would encourage teams to use these spaces and have a presence in the building where appropriate. This allows teams to connect with students and activity on campus but also to interact with their colleagues.
In person meetings are allowed in LUU so long as you adhere to our covid safety guidance, the full policy is here LUU Covid-19 Safe working practices and procedure. We would ask that groups or teams that are meeting do so either completely in person or completely online. A mixture of the two is not recommended for quality reasons.
Documents / Procedures
Section updated 04.4.21
LUU Roadmap: Stage 4 Update from SLT 13.07.21
Healthy, Happy & Safe
At LUU, we want to support our employees to be healthy, happy and safe. Click on each of the buttons below to find pages packed with resources we've put together to help you look after yourself.
Remote Working Assessment (direction to staff and managers)
This process must be completed by the individual and manager together BEFORE the individual can work from home.
The steps are:
Then, IF the individual is able to work at home the manager and the individual must completing the Remote Working Approval (Google form) together
Your manager will then confirm IF you are able to work from home immediately
On your first day working from home, you must complete the DSE Self-Assessment (Google form) about your workstation
If following a discussion with your manager, you need DSE equipment delivering, please complete a DSE Equipment Request (Google form).
Your manager will communicate your new team working practice to you after the process is complete.