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Updated guidance for the Magnox workforce

COVID-19: Update 02 April 2020

Read the latest guidance for the Magnox workforce

COVID-19: Update 01 April 2020

Support for local communities

Information for the Magnox workforce on coordination of equipment and supplies donations, and guidance on volunteering and local community support.

Guidance for the Magnox workforce on support for local communities

Working from home

For some this will be the first time you have been asked to work from home. The novelty of this may soon wear off, or may already have worn off, especially with the additional restrictions in place around leaving your home. Here is some guidance on working from home.

Guidance for the Magnox workforce on working from home

COVID-19: Update 27 March 2020

A message from Gwen Parry-Jones, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

A personal message from Gwen Parry-Jones, CEO, for the Magnox workforce during the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19: Update 26 March 2020

Oldbury Technical Centre (OTC) Closure

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 23 March the closure of OTC was brought forward and the building was closed at the end of Tuesday 24 March.


All priority 1 laptops have been completed and are being distributed. The closure of OTC, in addition, has caused delays in distributing laptops to other users.

Secure Information Technology

We are actively seeking and reviewing a range of methods to support Magnox staff in carrying out work whilst away from their normal workplace. We recognise that our staff remain committed to doing whatever they can to support the business.

Please remember we are not permitted to store or process sensitive company information using personal computing equipment.

Staying in touch with your team is key

It is essential that all team leaders stay in regular contact with their teams during this period. The Magnox Executive has asked for a roll call to be completed weekly to ensure this is happening, and understand the operational capability across the company.

HR Business Partners are working with their client groups across sites, functions and programmes to record this weekly.

Line managers are expected to make contact with members of their team at least once a week and this will be recorded to ascertain any impacts on operational capability. Communication on this process is being cascaded through line managers.

COVID-19: Update 25 March 2020

Occupational Health support

Occupational Health (OH) is still functioning remotely and is there to offer advice and support to you and your Line Manager should you require it. OH is able to carry out parts of its role, including management referrals, case management and limited health surveillance medicals over the telephone.

If you do wish to make contact with OH please email where your enquiry will be directed to the appropriate Occupational Health Professional to respond to you.

COVID-19: Update 24 March 2020

Oldbury Technical Centre building closure

The Oldbury Technical Centre building will be closed to all users from close of play on Thursday 26 March. On safety grounds there will be no re-access to the building to personnel except in the case of exceptional safety or operational circumstances and only if cleared by the Asset Management Director

Mental Health Advice

We know that concerns about the current situation, and in particular, self-isolation, working from home, and the reduction in services (including mental health services) can prove difficult. It’s only natural to be worried.

We have provided a range of mental health advice on the Intranet. The latest advice, which addresses some particular conditions, is available in this leaflet:

Magnox coronavirus and mental health leaflet

Providing up-to-date information for the Magnox workforce

In the event of an emergency or incident affecting our sites, such as severe weather conditions, we will update the current status on this page.

The Magnox workforce can also call our business continuity hotline for more details about a current incident.

Magnox Business Continuity Hotline

Telephone 01453 814099; press corresponding number for region/site; enter pin 7511.

For Harwell and Winfrith Sites dial 0800 169 6306.

Published 17 March 2020
Last updated 2 April 2020 + show all updates
  1. We have added an update for 02 April 2020

  2. We have added guidance on support for local communities.

  3. We have added an update for 01 April 2020 on working from home.

  4. We have added an update for 27 March 2020

  5. We have added an update for 26 March 2020

  6. Added an update for 25 March 2020

  7. We have added information on building closures and mental health advice

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