Following the lifting of all COVID-related government restrictions in England on 24 February, the University has continued to take a proportionate approach to the operation of our campuses. We committed to reviewing the arrangements we have in place again before 25 March 2022, and that review has now taken place.
We recognise that national infection levels are currently increasing and have decided that we therefore need to leave some of the current measures in place. Others can be lifted with effect from 26 March 2022.
We will therefore remain in Targeted Protection until the start of the Summer Term and will review the arrangements again prior to 26 April 2022. This will enable us to ensure that we continue the process of increasing activity on our campuses for both students and staff whilst also reflecting the current pattern of infections.
It has been agreed to make the following changes, with effect from 26 March 2022:
The following measures will remain in place and will be reviewed again in time for the start of the Summer term:
Further communications on these changes will be shared with staff and students through the weekly newsletters. Any questions should be directed to the COVID inbox.
Individuals who are concerned about the impact of these changes on them personally can discuss this with their line manager in the first instance, who can seek further advice from People and Culture as needed (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com)
Director of People and Culture, University of Essex
Alix Langley joined Essex in September 2021 as the Director of People & Culture. People & Culture includes the Employee Relations and Reward team, Workplace Health & Safety and Wellbeing, Organisational Development and Inclusion, who deliver services to staff and students and are responsible for the People Supporting Strategy to 2025.