Coronavirus - Information for staff

The health and welfare of our students, staff and visitors is our key priority. These pages contain detailed information to support staff with our response to the coronavirus outbreak, including what this will mean for working at Kent. We will continue to monitor updates and provide as much advice, care and support as we can throughout.

Government advice

Latest Government advice is available on the gov.uk website

We strongly advise all to use media outlets such as the BBC or the Government and NHS websites for latest UK guidance. There is a daily update from the Prime Minister at 5pm every evening.

**Current University situation: 09.00 Friday 27 March 2020**

While student residencies stay open for those that need to stay with us, all other buildings on our Canterbury and Medway campuses are now closed. Access is limited to those doing essential work relating to campus services or that is essential to business continuity. All other staff will be working from home until further notice. 

There is detailed information on working from home on this website, including guidance on how to set up a work station and our new University Pay Policy related to COVID-19 which sets out temporary deviations from standard policies in recognition of the difficulties staff may face.

University position

In response to latest Government guidance, we are taking the following steps:

  • All teaching is now taking place remotely, with face-to-face teaching and supervision suspended until further notice.
  • Unless physical access is absolutely essential, all staff must work from home, with managers actively working to support you with this.
  • Accommodation for students on campus remains open with only the essential services needed to support them maintained. All other University buildings are now closed.

These pages will be maintained on a daily basis to ensure they reflect our latest actions. Senior Leaders will also received regular updates via email from the Vice-Chancellor as the situation develops.

Communications relating to coronavirus will remain our priority until further notice. Other planned staff communications may be postponed as a result.

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