Employers are being asked to "play their part" in the NHS test and trace service by encouraging workers to comply with requests to self-isolate and to support them while they are in isolation. Jo Broadbent, Counsel Knowledge Lawyer at Hogan Lovells, explores some of the legal and practical issues for employers of the test and trace service.
Updated to reflect the position of employees who have been notified of contact with someone with coronavirus (COVID-19), and SSP entitlement, effective from 28 May 2020.
Employers are now able to recover any coronavirus-related statutory sick pay (SSP), with HM Revenue & Customs accepting applications from today.
Updated to take account of the addition of a loss of sense of taste or smell to the symptoms that should trigger self-isolation.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to absence/attendance.