Working from home

Reporting Symptoms and Absences

Until further notice the following arrangements will apply in the event that you have symptoms of coronavirus:

  • If you have coronavirus symptoms, you should contact your line manager, who will discuss with you whether and how you can work from home.

  • If you have to self-isolate you will be expected to carry on working from home if possible, so long as your symptoms are mild enough that you would ordinarily continue to come in to work.

  • If you have to self-isolate but are unable to work from home, you will be granted special paid leave at the normal rate of pay for that period.

  • If you are too unwell to work during the period of self-isolation, you should contact your line manager from home to let them know.

  • You will not be required to use annual leave to cover a period of self-isolation, and this will not be included in your sickness record. If you are unwell beyond the seven days of self-isolation required by Public Health England advice, then the resulting absence should be treated as sickness absence, and the College’s normal sick leave policy will apply.

Furlough Information

Staff are requested to download the information sheet regarding the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

IT Support

The IT Office

The New College IT office is fully operational and the team can help you with remote problems, equipment and associated issues.  Please use the usual email address to report problems helpdesk@new.ox.ac.uk rather than contacting individuals.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams should be used as much as possible for team meetings, chats and virtual keep in touch sessions with colleagues. Most managers are now arranging team meetings through teams but you can arrange your own meetings and chat on-line with anyone in the University.

IT Services Help pages

Microsoft pages

University IT Services

Central IT have a many pages to guide you through working from home:

Central Oxford IT Services have also compiled a useful page of links.

The University has created a page of resources to support those working from home.

Linked in Learning - Training 

You will find an abundance of resources on the Linked in Learning pages - LinkedIn Learning pages for everything from remote working, teams videos, Office365 and help guides, use your SSO to login.