Right to work processes to change in line with the easing of lockdown restrictions

UPDATE 18 June 2021
The Government have subsequently changed the guidance on this due to the delay in the lifting of covid lockdown restrictions. In person checks will now resume from 1 September 2021.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, right to work checks were allowed to be conducted using scanned documents. The Home Office has announced an end to this temporary arrangement. The date of the change was originally announced to be 17 May, following lobbying, the government has pushed the change back to 21 June in line with the roadmap out of lockdown.

This means that from 21 June onwards, right to work will be checked with original documents, which can be presented in-person or mailed to HR in advance of video call checks.

We are able to continue undertaking remote 'sharecode' checks for colleagues with biometric residence permits or status gained via the EU Settlement Scheme.

We are currently making arrangements to facilitate in person right to work checks on campus from 21 June. These are likely to take place in the Careers building, but we will share full details as soon as plans are finalised.

If you have any questions please contact hr-compliance@york.ac.uk