Information for UCL staff

Key information, advice and support for UCL staff including FAQs, remote working and education planning support, returning to work on campus and resources for managers.

Visit the Government and NHS websites and download the NHS COVID-19 App for the most up to date information about what to do if you feel unwell and what you can do to avoid spreading the virus.

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Book your free COVID-19 test if you're on campus

 Remember, you must stay at home, inform your line manager and use the UCL Connect to Protect reporting tool if: you think you may have coronavirus; you have tested positive for the virus; you are waiting for the results of a coronavirus test; you need to self-isolate.

Report COVID-19 symptoms or positive test results

How UCL is keeping you safe

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Key information and support

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FAQs for staff

Frequently asked questions, advice and support for UCL staff during the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

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Keeping safe on campus

Find out about the measures we’re putting in place and what you can do to help keep everyone safe including: face covering policy, social distancing guidelines, getting to and around campus and support for disabled students.

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Testing, reporting and managing potential cases at UCL

Find out what to do if you are unwell, think you mght have coronavirus or need to self-isolate, find out how to get a test at UCL and see our plans for if there is an outbreak of coronavirus at UCL.

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Symptom-free testing for staff working on campus

UCL and contracted staff who are required to work on campus and who do not have COVID-19 symptoms are encouraged to get tested for coronavirus twice a week at UCL’s testing centre in Bidborough House.

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Working on campus

In line with government guidance you must work from home if you can. Campus will remain open and some colleagues will be required to work onsite.

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Resources for managers

Documents and resources for managers at UCL, to make sure your staff and your buildings are ready to reopen as safely as possible.

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UCL's planning and response

Information on UCL's planning and response during the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

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Education planning 2020-21

How we are preparing to deliver an excellent and distinctive education to all UCL students in the next academic session.

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Remote working

UCL has a host of ready-made tools to facilitate working away from campus. Read on to find out about the selection of tools, the best way to use these products and how to find out more.

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Remote, not distant at UCL

The spread of coronavirus is providing new challenges for every aspect of our working life. This resource contains tools and information to support you and those around you learn how to adapt to working in this new way.


Support for disabled staff and students 

UCL is committed to supporting disabled staff and students and to ensuring our return to campus is done in an inclusive way.

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HR support, policy and guidance

Information about support for staff – including tools, information about self-isolating, leave and absences, and UCL Together

Additional queries

If you have a specific question about your individual circumstances, please speak to your line manager in the first instance.

If you have a more general question, please check that it has not already been answered above or on our coronavirus information hub. If it hasn’t, members of UCL staff can submit a question via our online form or alternatively you can email covidhelpline@ucl.ac.uk. If you would like to speak to someone on the phone, please call our helpline on 0203 108 5699. Lines are open 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday.