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.
Staff are requested to download the information sheet regarding the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
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 email@example.com rather than contacting individuals.
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 page
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 for everything from remote working, teams videos, Office365 and help guides, use your SSO to login.
New College Library
New College Library is open, for selected services, seven days a week, 9 am till 8 pm.
|9.00 am till 12.30 pm||1.00 pm till 8 pm|
|Browse & Borrow||Yes||Yes|
|Click & Collect||Yes||Yes|
|Stay & Study||Yes (from 10 am only)||Yes|
We have adapted our book borrowing services to enable New College members to select and to borrow the physical library resources they need from New College Library using our ‘Browse & Borrow’ and ‘Click & Collect’ services:
Browse & Borrow: 9 am till 8 pm
Click & Collect: 9 am till 8 pm
- ‘Returns’ service
We have adapted our book returns service to enable New College members to return their loans (books, CDs, DVDs, music scores) within an environment prepared in accordance with COVID-19 restrictions:
Returns: 9 am till 8 pm
- ‘Stay & Study’ service
We have reconfigured our physical spaces and rearranged routes through the Library to provide New College members with bookable reader seats and study space that conform with social distancing. Our ‘Stay & Study’ services will be provided in two sessions of two hours’ duration:
Stay & Study: 10 am till 12.30 pm and 1 pm till 3 pm and 3.30 pm till 5.30 pm and 6 pm till 8 pm
To facilitate remote studying during the pandemic, we also provide:
- a book purchase requests service (including ‘home-delivery’ ones), for items not held in the Library; and
- postal loans, for items which are held in the Library and are available to be loaned.
Requests may be placed 24/7.