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Information for Staff

This page includes FAQs in relation to:
  • COVID-19: Information and updates
  • Test and Trace in Northern Ireland
  • If you develop COVID-19 symptoms
  • Self-isolation
  • Face coverings
  • Return to Campus: A Framework
  • People and Culture guidance
  • Staff wellbeing and support
  • Information and guidance from the Estates Directorate
  • Education delivery
  • Travel

Covid-19 Information and updates

Download the 'StopCOVID NI' App 

Developed by the Department of Health, the 'StopCOVID NI' app works by telling you automatically if you've been near another app user who tests positive and can also let them know if you test positive, though the app never knows or shares your identity or location. Download from:


Test and Trace in Northern Ireland

If you develop COVID-19 symptoms

It is important that we all monitor our own health and watch out for any of the following symptoms:

  • high temperature
  • new, persistent cough
  • loss or change in sense of smell or taste


Face coverings

Return to Campus: A Framework

We have reached a turning point in our response to the pandemic and are now moving into a new phase which will see the transition back to campus of significant numbers of staff who have been working from home. This is an important step for the University and one which will be carefully managed. Our plans have been developed in accordance with the NI Executive’s ‘Pathway to Recovery’ and with the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff and students as our first priority.

To provide reassurance and clarity on our approach, we have produced a Framework to support a safe return to campus. Developed in consultation with representatives from the Faculties and Professional Services, this Framework provides a roadmap to enable staff to return to campus using a phased approach.

COVID-19: People and Culture guidance

For People and Culture guidance relating to the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit the People and Culture website. This includes:

  • Self-isolation guidance for staff and line managers
  • Return to campus
  • Working from home
  • Remote working and accessibility
  • Dependants
  • Annual leave and allowances
  • Absence reporting
  • Fixed term contracts
  • Atypical workers
  • External Secondments
  • Recruitment, including for internal candidates
  • Furlough


Staff Wellbeing and Support

COVID-19: Information and guidance from the Estates Directorate

The Estates Directorate has produced guidance to assist local areas with planning for their return to work on campus - available on the Estates Directorate website.

  • Risk Assessment Guidance and Template for Return to Campus
  • Returning to Work on Campus: A Guide for Staff
  • COVID-19 Advice for University First Aiders
  • Placing requisitions for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and cleaning products
  • COVID-19 Cleaning Service Level Agreement
  • Operational Recovery Signage
  • Teaching Spaces Risk Management 


Education delivery


Further information