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We understand this is a challenging time for our staff community and we want to make sure you have access to the support and guidance you need.

Read the latest message to our community (24 November 2020) and view the archive for previous messages to students, staff and alumni.

This page includes information for colleagues on HR guidance, support and tools for remote working, safety, your wellbeing, research, and other guidance including on travel. 

Guidance subjects

HR guidance

Visit the HR webpage for guidance on:

  • Self-isolation: absence and reporting
  • Remote working  
  • Working overseas  
  • Recruitment  
  • New starters  
  • COVID-19 immigration guidance 
  • Right to work checks  
  • Payroll 

You can visit the leadership and managing during COVID-19 page for guidance for leaders and managers, including advice and tools to help them consider how best to engage with staff and teams.


All who can work from home will need to continue to do so, and so we want to make sure you have the resources and support you need.

View our new Imperial@Home page


Visit the Safety Department's pages on COVID-19, this is the main website for COVID-19 safety information, including personal safety information, whern to wear face coverings, health and safety policies, and FAQs.

Find out about the College's testing and contact tracing processes, the COVID-19 Contact Tracing Hub, what to do if you have a positive test or are contacted by the College's COVID-19 Contact Tracing Hub.



Visit the Research Office webpages for guidance on research applications and awards and links to funder guidance on the impact of COVID-19 on research funding. 

We are re-opening our research labs in line with social distancing where possible. Please only come to campus if you have been advised to do so by your Head of Department or equivalent. 

The Postdoc and Fellows Development Centre is extending its support services to postdocs and fellows whose contracts are due to end. Those with contract end dates falling between March 2020 – June 2020 will be able to access the Centre’s services for up to three months from their contract end date. 

Other guidance

Travel guidance

We have published new guidance on travelling within the UK, travelling abroad, and quarantining on return to the UK.  

Events and meetings on campus

All non-essential events and meetings should be held remotely or postponed/cancelled until further notice. Access more information and guidance

Deliveries to campus  

Deliveries will be directed to the current active stores by Security. Find out more about managing deliveries to campus

Car parking 

Existing permits will remain temporarily suspended and parking will be prioritised for those who are required on campus.