Workforce advice has been updated with a number of key changes relating to:
If you need further information contact your local workforce or HR teams.
Changes to the workforce advice include:
Where a healthcare worker has someone in their household who is a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case. The worker does not need to self-isolate but cannot attend for work until the household member’s first COVID-19 test relating to the close contact exposure comes back negative.
Healthcare workers will be asked if anyone in their household is currently self-isolating due to close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case. If the answer is yes; the worker will not be able to attend work until the household member’s first COVID-19 test relating to the close contact comes back negative. The default position is that the worker should work from home for the period; if this is not practicable then special leave would apply.
In this new section: historical information has been removed from earlier parts of the document and placed at the end as less relevant; but still important information.