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Working from home remains the default position for those who can do so. 

Most of the University’s research facilities will remain open, as allowed by Government guidance, and COVID-secure protocols will be updated to take account of the heightened risk of transmission for the new COVID variant.

However, you must work from home if at all possible. Staff wishing to go into their usual workplace must have the agreement of their Heads of Institution. Members of the University community who are considered clinically extremely vulnerable must not go into places of work or study.

The Vice-Chancellor has urged team leaders to be especially aware of the pressures on their teams, and to ensure that teams are not asked to do more than is really necessary as we all deal with the challenge of lockdown.

Anyone who develops symptoms - even mild ones, such as a sore throat or runny nose - should seek a test from the University symptomatic testing service.

If you have any questions or are feeling concerned please do not hesitate to contact us on or your local departmental postdoc representative.

Last updated: 11/02/2021.


The University has recently announced the creation of a a Career Support Fund. 

The fund aims to support University staff whose careers have been adversely affected by the pandemic.

It will be accessible to all University employees who can provide evidence that their career has been, or is being, disrupted as a direct result of the pandemic, or who have needed to take a career break for caring responsibilities.

More information is available here.


Further information and resources from the University can be found at the following links:

University Coronavirus Staff Information Pages

Latest updates from the Vice-Chancellor

Furlough Scheme Information

Staff Welfare Loan

Staff Hardship Grant

Postdoc Mentoring Scheme

Staff Counselling Service

Secondment/Placement Opportunities

CCTL guides to teaching online

Latest news

Homerton Changemakers - call for postdocs

24 February 2021

Homerton Changemakers invites five postdocs to attend their virtual residential programme on entrepreneurialism and innovation.

Call for questions from postdoc carers

22 February 2021

Do you have any childcare responsibilities? Are you looking after your partner or an elderly person? Are you a parent/carer of a child with special needs? There are many ways that the University services can help you and the Postdoc Academy invites you to submit your questions on this topic.

Career Support Fund - apply by 15 March

17 February 2021

The Career Support Fund is available to all staff who can provide evidence that their careers have been, or are being, disrupted as a direct result of the pandemic, or due to a career break taken for caring responsibilities.

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