Coronavirus HR policies and procedures

Critical worker letter

Staff who are required to deliver or to support delivery of teaching or research, or who provide services on campus (including catering, cleaning and  provision of study spaces including laboratories and libraries) are considered critical workers.

While many schools remain open, Government guidance is that only children of critical workers and vulnerable children and young people should attend  school and that parents and carers who are critical workers should keep their children at home if they can.

If you are a critical worker at the University who has children, you can download a critical worker letter [DOC 74.50KB]

Complete the letter online by adding your name at the top (in the highlighted section). You can print it out or email it to your child's school to demonstrate
you are a critical worker. 

Proof of critical worker status will not guarantee access to schooling: access is at the discretion of a school and is likely to be influenced by staffing levels  and, therefore, places available. Travelling to work or access to an education setting counts as a reasonable excuse for travel, notwithstanding wider travel  restrictions in place.