Information for Employees and Employers

The UK Government has announced that it is stepping up its response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus). 

It comes after the World Health Organization has labelled the outbreak of the disease as a pandemic. Employers should now take action to help protect the health and safety of their employees.

It is important that organisations look at their absence management procedures, sick-leave policies, options for remote working (if applicable) and overall contingency planning to ensure they are best equipped to deal with what is a changing situation.

We want to do everything possible to help businesses and their employees manage during this crisis. We’ve pulled together some helpful resources and put them in one handy pack. Just complete your details below to download.

There are numerous HR questions arising from the pandemic, including those around sick pay, self isolation and financial support for business. We've pulled together a Q&A on these topics here.

The Government have also announced a Job Retention Scheme whereby employers can 'furlough' their employees - for more information on this scheme click here

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There are also some steps that employers should continue to take:

  • keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce risks of exposure in the workplace
  • make sure everyone's contact numbers and emergency contact details are up to date
  • make sure managers know how to spot symptoms of coronavirus and are clear on any relevant processes, for example sickness reporting and sick pay, and procedures in case someone in the workplace develops the virus

We are currently helping our clients plan for worst case scenarios so that they are prepared.

You can download our FREE guide to HR and People Management in the event of a pandemic, just complete the form below.

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It’s a very uncertain time so please don’t struggle alone, please get in touch if you would like support or guidance with any HR issues.

 

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