Questions about COVID-19?

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Check Answer Updated 5 hours ago An employee has asked to take Emergency Volunteering Leave. Do I have to allow this?

Subject to certain conditions, employees have the statutory right to unpaid Emergency Volunteering Leave of one, two, three or four weeks within a block of 16 weeks. An employee must provide three working days’ notice of their intention to take the leave, in a specified form. Where an employee gives such notice, this cannot be refused. An employee has the right not to suffer a detriment for taking (or requesting to take) the leave and a dismissal for this reason would be automatically unfair.

If your business has fewer than ten members of staff, employees cannot take this type of leave.

Check Answer Updated 5 hours ago Do I need to see a medical certificate from a GP, or other documentary evidence, before I pay SSP or company sick pay?

Those self-isolating due to coronavirus for more than 7 days can now get an online self-isolation note from the NHS website (https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/) or the NHS mobile phone app. This note would be adequate evidence of an individual’s inability to work for the purposes of paying sick pay.

Check Answer Updated 5 hours ago What if an employee presents with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 in the workplace?

If someone becomes unwell in the workplace with coronavirus symptoms, they should tell you immediately, avoid touching anything and go home. More advice or help is available on the NHS 111 coronavirus service website or by calling 111. If someone is seriously ill or their life is at risk, you should call 999.

If an employee refuses to go home in these circumstances, please contact us for advice on the options available to you.

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