Public Health England has told employees who play a key role in advising the government on its coronavirus response to avoid sharing desks and stick to a one-way system in its corridors, among several other measures.
Around a third of payroll departments have been put under pressure due to the coronavirus outbreak - citing reduced team capacity, remote working challenges and concerns about staff having the right infrastructure and resources to work from home.
Employers need to consider whether it is fair or reasonable to conduct a disciplinary or grievance procedure while staff are working from home, following social distancing guidelines at work, or are on furlough.
Employers of essential workers in England who are self-isolating with symptoms of coronavirus can refer them for Covid-19 testing, meaning they can return to work if they test negative. Staff can also book tests directly.
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