Sick leave for academic staff

Last updated August 2023


A member of academic staff who is sick and unable to work must notify their department or faculty as soon as possible. The department/faculty may then pass the information to the divisional office.

Academic staff with college appointments must also notify the college.

For absences of up to seven calendar days, staff should self-certify. For absences of more than seven calendar days, a Fit Note must be provided.

It is important that the department/faculty contact is notified of all sickness, including sickness occurring during vacation time or while the member of staff affected is on sabbatical leave, even if they are out of Oxford at the time.

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