A UK-wide public information campaign has been launched to advise the public how to slow the spread of the virus and reduce the impact on NHS services. Government advice is being updated regularly and Public Health England is addressing common concerns on its blog. The Local Government Association has created a webpage that gives useful information to Councils.
We also remind you of the “Green Book” terms for sickness scheme (at Part 2, paragraph 10.2) which is as follows:
An employee who is prevented from attending work because of contact with an infectious disease shall be entitled to receive normal pay. The period of absence on this account shall not be reckoned against the employee’s entitlement under this scheme.