Individuals who are advised to stay at home under existing government guidance to stop infection spreading may not physically come to work. This includes individuals who have symptoms of COVID-19 as well as those who live in a household or are in a support bubble with someone who has symptoms and those who are advised to self-isolate as part of the government’s test and trace service.

How you can help?

  • Enable workers to work from home while self-isolating if possible.

See current guidance for employees and employers relating to statutory sick pay due to COVID-19.

  • Ensure any workers who have symptoms of COVID-19 – a high temperature, new and persistent cough or anosmia – however mild, should self-isolate for at least 10 days from when the symptoms started.

Workers who have tested positive for COVID-19 should self-isolate for at least 10 days starting from the day the test was taken. Where a worker has tested positive while not experiencing symptoms but develops symptoms during the isolation period, they should restart the 10-day isolation period from the day the symptoms developed. This only applies to those who begin their isolation on or after 30 July.

See current guidance for people who have symptoms and those who live with others who have symptoms.