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Durham University

Notice about the Covid-19 infection

Information for staff

Additional Closure Days Easter 2020

As a way of recognising the incredible efforts made by all colleagues since these challenging times began, we are pleased to announce that we will be granting two additional days of paid leave on Thursday 9 April and Tuesday 14 April.These will be treated as University extra closure days. These days will be in addition to annual leave entitlement to provide some protected time to support staff wellbeing and as recognition of what our staff members have done over the last few weeks. Please note that the FAQs detailed below are specific to the additional closure days at Easter 2020 only.

Key workers

Following the announcement last week that as a goodwill gesture to recognise the contribution of our key workers, the University has agreed an additional payment of a flat rate of £75 per week for those staff on grades 1-8 who are required to regularly come and work on site. Please note a minimum attendance of 3.5hours (half a day) per week will apply. Please see below guidance on the new allowance and how it will be applied.