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Meeting on Health and Safety and Return to Campus

There will be a meeting for on Friday 11 September to discuss the Health & Safety concerns raised by members. We will send out a newsletter on Tuesday with the exact time (probably around lunchtime) and a Zoom link.

We do not have all the answers as Estates and various managers are still working on preparing the campus for the return of staff and students.  We were informed by the Director of Estates in a meeting this week that the ventilation systems of all the buildings have been adjusted according to guidelines provided by

An individual risk assessment form is being developed by Occupational Health and Health and Safety and will be made available once the details are finalized. UCU has not been consulted on this document.

Two main issues are becoming apparent; in order to protect our members’ health, safety and wellbeing we will need members to report problems around compliance with risk mitigation measures on campus, and members will need to keep track of the amount of time they are spending on teaching, teaching related activities and supervision.

If you would like more information about UCU’s national position on opening universities, there is a webinar discussion with Jo Grady, and scientists from Independent Sage here

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