Working at St Catharine's

Please find the latest information for staff and Fellows about coronavirus (COVID-19) and how St Catharine’s College is responding to help delay the spread of infections.

If staff have any concerns not covered by these FAQs, please contact your line manager.

If Fellows have any concerns not covered by these FAQs, please contact the Bursar (

Will the pandemic affect my pay?

All staff with a permanent or fixed-term contract of employment will continue to be paid as normal.

What about sick pay?

  • From 24 March, the COVID-19 provisions within Statutory Sick Pay and Employment and Support Allowance regulations will end.
  • From 24 February, workers will not be legally obliged to tell their employers when they are required to self-isolate.
  • Heads of Department remain authorised to agree hybrid working arrangements with staff.
  • Staff who have COVID-19 but are not too ill to work are expected to work from home if they are able to do so.
  • Staff will be paid contractual sick pay as normal for absences associated with COVID-19.

What happens if I feel unwell with COVID-19 symptoms?

In addition to the College's existing Absence Reporting and Sick Pay Policy (2019), you should refer to our flow diagrams for staff and Fellows,and the following guidance that has been developed to reflect circumstances specific to COVID-19: