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Template Letter: Employee obligation to communicate need to self-isolate


New Regulations were introduced on 28th September 2020 in England by the UK Government making it a legal obligation to self-isolate if an individual tests positive for Covid-19, is contacted by Test and Trace because they have been in contact with someone who has tested positive, or living (or are in a support bubble) with someone who has tested positive.

Full details of the announcement can be found here.

As part of this, there are new obligations on employers and employees. These are:

  • An employer must not knowingly allow a self-isolating worker or a self-isolating agency worker to be present anywhere for work purposes, other than the place where they are required to self-isolate.
  • An employee must inform their employer of their obligation to self-isolate when that arises.

To ensure your employees are updated on this latest requirement, Bira Legal have put together a template letter for you to download and send to your employees. Click below to download.

 

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