- The Covid-19 NHS Track and Trace initiative went live on 28 May 2020.
- Where an individual displays symptoms of Covid-19 they will be instructed to self-isolate for 7 days (14 days for all other members of the household) from when they started to display symptoms and arrange a test for Covid-19.
- If the test is positive the individual will be contacted and asked to provide details of the people they were in contact with immediately before and after displaying symptoms. Those individuals will then be contracted and advised of the risk of infection and told to self-isolate for 14 days.
New legislation, The Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 has been drafted to facilitate the payment of Statutory Sick Pay to a person who has been notified that they have had contact with a person with coronavirus, and who is self-isolating for 14 days from the latest date on which that contact occurred. As with all coronavirus related cases, waiting days do not need to be served. Your employee should be able to provide you with a copy of the written notification that (s)he has received detailing this instruction.
If you have any questions about payments to employees affected by coronavirus call us on 0121 445 6178.