Staff news and information

Update for Dounreay staff

Regular updates will be provided to staff on this page.

Latest update - 23 March 2020

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement this evening, access to the site is now limited to the following groups:

  • Those directly involved in safely achieving plant closures
  • Duty shift teams
  • Security personnel
  • Emergency arrangements team, including fire and ambulance service

Only travel by bus if it is absolutely essential and people should avoid travelling together in cars if at all possible.

Anyone waiting for IT equipment to be issued should not travel to the site. Collection arrangements will be confirmed from Wednesday onwards.

Latest update - 22 March 2020

We have issued a further staff update with specific advice about accessing our IT system remotely. Company laptop users can see more information on the intranet or by accessing the staff app for more details.

Latest update - 21 March 2020

The Highland Council has published a website where essential workers can apply for childcare following the closure of schools. The deadline to apply is 9am this Monday (23 March 2020).

Parents who have roles that are still required to be at the site for the ongoing safe and secure management of Dounreay should consider applying. We expect this to include roles in areas such as CNC, security, the fire and ambulance service, emergency response teams, controllers of the day, heads of site and key shift and plant operators who have been identified.

If you are unsure or need any assistance, please seek guidance from your line manager or contact

Apply here

Latest update - 20 March 2020

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Dounreay is making plans to temporarily reduce the amount of work that is undertaken on the site in a safe and controlled manner.

We are committed to both the safety of our workforce and our facilities. Between now and 27 March 2020, there will be a phased reduction in the number of people on the site.

We have started to identify those who can work from home and who are not required to be on the site. Individuals will be advised by their line manager about the next steps and, throughout this period, they are expected to be available for work where possible. Staff should remain in contact with line managers and check for updates using:

  • This page
  • Our business continuity hotline – 01847 802002 or 0800 1699966
  • Facebook and Twitter (@dounreay)