COVID19 Exposure Policy

Guidance policy for potential Covid19 situations

COVID Exposure Policy

As situations may arise over the coming weeks either as a result of someone being contacted through the ‘track & trace’ system or by returning from holiday to a non-exempt country as listed in the travel corridor guidance, we wanted to clarify how these situations will affect your ability to work and your corresponding payment.

In either of the above situations the following options will be available in the order that they are listed:

  • You will be asked to work from home if possible
  • You will be asked to take annual leave to cover the period
  • You will receive Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) only for the period

Government guidance states that If you test for the virus and the test is negative, you must still complete your 14-day self-isolation period because the virus may not be detectable yet – this is crucial to avoid unknowingly spreading the virus

If you find yourself in either of the above situations, please contact your line manager immediately and they will advise on the agreed course of action.

Please note, that in instances where holidays have been undertaken with the knowledge that the country being visited was already non-exempt in accordance with the guidance, only the first two options will be available with a third option being unpaid leave.

However, if the status of the country changes whilst you are already on the holiday, you will need to discuss the options with your line manager upon your return.