Additional rest days 

The Registrar’s staff update of Tuesday 31 March, advised staff the University will be closed on Tuesday 14 April and Wednesday 15 April 2020 as official rest days to give colleagues some much-needed respite. These additional rest days, which will have no impact on your annual leave entitlement, will operate as follows:

  • The additional rest days will be pro-rata for part-time staff, as with current closure days and holidays.
  • If you are an “essential key worker” (ie the University has agreed that you have to work on campus to maintain essential on-site operations) who has to work on 14 and/or 15 April, your manager will allocate an additional rest day(s) on the earliest available day.
  • If you are full-time and not an "essential key worker" and your manager has agreed that it is necessary for you to work on 14 and/or 15 April, your manager will allocate an additional rest day(s) on the earliest available day.
  • If you have booked annual leave on 14 and/or 15 April, your manager will allocate an additional rest day(s) on the earliest day following the end of your holiday. It is not necessary for you to adjust your annual leave in Trent Self Service.
  • If you are part-time or work compressed hours (e.g. 9 day fortnight) and not scheduled to work on 14 and/or 15 April, your manager will allocate an additional rest day(s) on the earliest available day.
  • If you are term-time and not scheduled to work on 14 and 15 April, your manager will allocate additional rest day(s) on the earliest available day in the summer term.

If your working arrangement isn't covered here or you have any questions, please email humanresources@exeter.ac.uk

While many of you will not be able to go away on your planned holidays, it is important that you continue to take any leave that you have booked. It is also important that you book leave and take time off from work in the coming weeks so that you are able to take a proper break from work. The expectation is that all leave allowances are taken during the calendar year. While we continue to keep our policies under review (taking account of the new Government guidance on carrying forward annual leave), we are expecting staff to take their 2020 leave in 2020. This is important for your and your family’s wellbeing.