Please be aware that the University will be closed on Monday 11 January. This decision has been taken, due to safety concerns arising from a depleted supply of grit. […] Please be assured staff will not lose any pay or leave as a result of this closure day.
On the other hand, the mail from my Head of School read:
The University is officially closed on Monday […] the strong advice is to stay away on Monday and work from home.
The usual practice for University closure days, which are typically public holidays but also include the period between Xmas and New Year, is that there is no expectation that staff should be working (at home or otherwise). Why should this be different?
I also overheard some Estates staff talking outside the Nursery when I picked the