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Legislation was put into place on the 28th September 2020 setting out mandatory periods for self-isolation and the duties of individuals to report periods of self-isolation to help stop the spread of the infection during the Covid19 pandemic.
These regulations place a responsibility on Employees to inform their employers of the fact they need to self-isolate, which may be for reasons such as they have symptoms of the virus, have tested positive for the virus, are living with someone who has tested positive, health reasons, they have returned from a holiday abroad or have been told they must self-isolate by their medical practitioner or the NHS Track and Trace service.
Likewise the legislation also states that Employers must not force or allow staff to come into work or carry out any work for them unless they can work from home.
Individuals or Companies who break these rules will now be fined starting at £1,000 and increasing up to £10,000 for repeat offences.
The link to the new guidance is here https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-legal-duty-to-self-isolate-comes-into-force-today?utm_source=b792957a-826d-4586-8ed3-7ddf3f59c25c&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=daily
If you have any queries regarding these rules or other issues around staff who are self-isolating please contact us.
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Published 30th September 2020