Information for Staff

This page includes FAQs in relation to:
  • COVID-19: Information and updates
  • Working on campus
  • Education delivery
  • Research
  • Test and Trace in Northern Ireland
  • If you develop COVID-19 symptoms
  • University COVID Response Team (UCRT) – On Campus Close Contact Identification / tracing
  • Self-isolation
  • Face coverings
  • People and Culture guidance
  • Staff wellbeing and support
  • Information and guidance from the Estates Directorate
  • Travel

IMPORTANT: If you are a student or member of staff and are either:

- self-isolating or
have developed symptoms or
have received a positive test

Please inform the University here.


Covid-19 Information and updates

Working on campus

Many staff are now working on campus, carrying out essential services, whilst other staff who can fulfil their roles remotely are working from home. Any decisions regarding whether or not a member of staff should be working from home or on campus should be made with reference to the following guidance:

Education delivery

On 14 October, the NI Executive  advised Northern Ireland Universities and further education institutions to deliver online learning as much as possible. In line with this announcement, the University will now maximise digital delivery for the rest of the first semester, with face to face learning only taking place where it is an essential and unavoidable element of the course.

The University remains committed to face to face teaching and believes that it can be delivered safely. We therefore intend to return to a connected learning model with a greater proportion of teaching delivered face to face in the second semester.


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

University COVID Response Team (UCRT) – On Campus Close Contact Identification/tracing

On-campus asymptomatic testing pilot programme


Face coverings

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 


Further information