Research continues during new lockdown: update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner


January 7th, 2021

Professor Dame Jessica Corner writes to update colleagues on the impact the new national lockdown will have on research activities.

Following the Government’s announcement on Monday evening of a third national lockdown, I wish to update you on what this means for research at our university.

In line with Government guidance, our Covid-19 secure research buildings and facilities remain open and our on-campus research will continue.

Research staff, including postgraduate research students, should continue to work and research from home wherever possible; however, work and research that cannot reasonably be carried out at home can continue in our Covid-secure campus buildings.

Please discuss any concerns with your colleagues and line manager and continue to adapt projects wherever possible to overcome the current challenges.

Covid-19 testing for staff

We strongly advise all staff visiting campus to carry out or support research to be tested once a week. This will help keep you safe and protect our loved ones and the wider community, and also help ensure that our university can remain open for research.

All staff, including postgraduate research students, can access the university’s testing service. Please visit Covid-19 testing for all staff. Staff working from home can also access the testing service, but please do not take any unnecessary risks in travelling to our testing stations.

Read Dame Jessica’s full update

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