Access to buildings and delivery of services is currently restricted and
will deliver essential campus services (such as building security and
will maintain a small number of staff on campus to ensure the IT systems.
Library is closed and all Library services are moving online.
Kitchen will remain open for a limited service.
The majority of buildings are both alarmed and deadlocked. If access to
any buildings over the closure period is required, this needs to be agreed in
the majority of research can be undertaken remotely, there may be an
unavoidable and time-limited need for staff to be able to access
laboratories and/or equipment to complete essential current or planned
time, there may be an unavoidable requirement to access materials on
campus in order to continue to deliver teaching and other services
In such exceptional circumstances, should there be an absolute need to
access specific office or laboratory spaces, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will need to get your Head of School or Director to confirm your
requirements ahead of this. Estates & Facilities will be challenging any
request to validate its urgency/criticality. Please note that access in all
cases will be limited to weekdays and normal operating hours.
Obviously nobody knows how long the current restrictions will remain in
place and situations will change. Requests for access will emerge over time.
The same principles will apply but please provide Estates & Facilities with
48 hours’ advance notice to enable them to confirm that such a request can be
Estates & Facilities will do their utmost within reason to support your
request but they will only be operating with a small number of staff. Health, safety
and wellbeing are even more important now and if you have any concerns please
talk to your manager.
Staff should be aware that further changes to government guidance may
have an additional impact on campus operations over the coming days.
Please also note we will enable parking in University car parks for
essential University workers from Monday 23 March, noting that public highway
parking within the campus is operated by the local council and not under our
Anybody parking should photocopy their staff card and put this on their
dashboard along with a note of which building they are accessing, for how long
and their on-site contact details.
Please note that this availability will be kept under review and if
numbers exceed spaces, parking is dangerous or government policy changes, then
this may change.