Coronavirus (COVID-19)—sickness and other absence
Coronavirus (COVID-19)—sickness and other absence

The following Employment practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—sickness and other absence
  • Key government and Acas guidance
  • Acas guidance
  • Other relevant resources
  • Self-isolation and testing
  • Testing
  • Self-isolation obligations on employers and workers that carry criminal sanctions
  • Manner of notification
  • The self-isolation period
  • Worker’s obligation to provide information
  • More...

STOP PRESS (18/1/21): The Prime Minister announced on 15 January 2021 that all travel corridors would be closed temporarily from 4 am on Monday 18 January. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No 4) Regulations 2021, SI 2021/49, which were made on 15 January 2021, laid before Parliament on 18 January 2021 and came into force partly at 4 am on 16 January 2021, and fully at 4 am on 18 January 2021, amend the Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) Regulations 2020, SI 2020/568to remove all countries and territories, including UK overseas territories and islands/regions, from the list of exempt countries or territories from which passengers arriving in England from outside the common travel area are not required to self-isolate on arrival. They also remove a number of exemptions from the requirement to self-isolate on arrival in England. See: LNB News 18/01/2021 34 and LNB News 18/01/2021 38. This Practice Note will be updated shortly.
STOP PRESS (15/1/21): The DfT announced on 14 January 2021 new travel restrictions from 4 am on Friday 15 January 2021 on passengers arriving in the UK from South American destinations, Portugal, Panama and Cape Verde. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No 3) Regulations 2021, SI 2021/47, which were laid before Parliament on 15

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