Staff FAQs

Updated 21 January 2022

Please check the homepage for the latest guidance on who can work on campus.

We are closely monitoring government advice and we’ll be regularly reviewing our approach and updating this web page as matters develop.

Working arrangements

Please visit our returning to campus webpages for more information.



Caring responsibilities

Wellbeing and support

Face coverings

Vaccinations and testing


What happens if I am required to self-isolate and all my work equipment is in the office?

Please see the reporting you have COVID-19 webpage for more information.


What happens if I feel unsafe travelling by public transport?

Depending on your circumstances other options for travel may include walking, cycling, driving or a combination of these options.  If you would like help or advice  planning your commute to work, you can contact:

If you would like advice on walking or running to campus, including route advice, please visit our active travel webpage.

For further information on travel including cycle stands, bike repair stands, pumps and changing rooms or showers, visit our commuting and travel to campus webpage.

If travelling at a specific time is creating undue difficulty, please discuss your  circumstances with your manager, it may be possible to consider a temporary  altered/flexible working pattern.

How do I park on campus?

Follow the guidance on the car parking webpage if you’re working on campus and need a permit.

Before you can park on campus out of hours, please ensure your  car is registered for out of hours parking. You can do this on the staff parking page of the Estates Services website. Please  note, this facility is only available to staff of the University of Leeds. You must be  logged into the University’s network to access this system, and therefore if you are  connecting from home you will need to log into the network via Virtual Windows  Desktop.

Where will I be able to travel for meetings/conferences/fieldwork?

Please visit our staff travel advice webpage.

I have had to cancel my attendance at an overseas event – will I be recompensed?

In light of the University’s decision to withdraw from all work related overseas travel, it is inevitable that all costs may not be recoverable. Assuming the travel and activity was authorised and booked in line with University policy, directly related expenses will be reimbursed.

Wellbeing and support

I have a student that says anxiety about coronavirus is affecting their studies – what should I do?

We understand that this situation may affect our students in different ways and they may need practical help, emotional support or expert advice. View our information about campus support services.

The following student guidance is also available:

There are also coronavirus FAQs for students available.

I have a student/staff member who has reported being bullied or harassed about coronavirus – what should I do?

As members of the Leeds community, we expect all staff and students to respect one another and treat each other kindly.

If you or a student have experienced any form of bullying or harassment, please be reassured that the University takes this very seriously. View information and guidance on what to do

There are also coronavirus FAQs for students available.

Vaccinations and testing

Will I be expected to have a vaccine before I return to work?

Please see our everything you need to know about COVID-19 tests and results webpage for more information.

Will the University be using vaccine passports?

Please see our COVID-19 vaccination information webpage for more information.

Am I able to have paid time off to go and get my vaccine?

Please see our time off for medical and dental appointments webpage for more information.

Will I be required to take regular COVID tests?

Please see our COVID-19 vaccination information webpage for more information.