Are Employers Meant to Ensure Their Workers Self-Isolate?
28 September 2020
Under The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) Regulations 2020, employers are obliged to ensure staff they know have tested positive for COVID-19, or have been in close contact with somebody who has, do not attend their workplace.
Employers in England face fines of up to £10,000 if they fail to prevent workers who should be self-isolating from coming to work.
Workers are now also required to inform their employer if they must self-isolate and will be fined £50 if they fail to communicate this with their employer.
Individuals on lower incomes who are self-isolating and are unable to work from home may be eligible for a £500 Test and Trace Support Payment.
Regardless of whether workers are working from home or not, they should be informing their employers that they were instructed to self-isolate.
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