All you will be painfully aware, Coronavirus is all over the news at the moment. There is an enormous amount of speculation, so I will try to report the issues as they develop and relate to employment in the UK.
As of now, the situation is developing in real time, and there have been some proposed changes to employment rights reported in the media, these include:
- Entitlement to SSP from day one (rather than day 4) of sickness
- SSP rights for voluntary self-isolation
As soon as I know more, I will let you know. Currently, if anyone is actually off sick your normal rules will apply. There is specific Government advice online for those who suspect they may have Coronavirus or may have been exposed to it.
Acas has also produced workplace specific guidance (https://www.acas.org.uk/coronavirus) which sets out the steps employers should be taking.
If you would like to ask anything specific please give me a call.