Returning from long term leave following COVID-19 outbreak

If you have been on a period of leave, we are conscious that it may be an unsettling time to return to work. We would still encourage the use of KIT/SPLIT days to help facilitate your return. Managers can help identify suitable activities, which could include:

  • setting up the technology to be able to work at home
  • updates on the University‚Äôs approach to managing the impact of Coronavirus
  • online webinars
  • Zoom or telephone meetings with key contacts to update on work

Please also discuss any concerns you may have about returning to work, your role, whether working from home is possible and any underlying health conditions (advice should be sought from Occupational Health via covid19@essex.ac.uk).

The employee relations team are contactable by e-mail on hrer@essex.ac.uk for any further guidance or advice on fixed-term contracts or returning from a period of leave.