In view of us being in another national lockdown, furloughing being extended to April 2021 and the likelihood of restrictions impacting our daily lives to continue way into 2021, we thought it was time to re-visit the HR advice we provided earlier in the year at the start of the first lockdown.

As like many (us included), you are probably struggling to keep on top of the rollercoaster of changes that are among us and what choices you have available to you and your employees.

We answer some of our most frequently asked questions relating to employees, including:

  • What is my responsibility as an employer?
  • Can I make my employees to have the vaccine?
  • When should an employee self-isolate?
  • What do I do if someone refuses to come into work?
  • Do I have to pay employees who are self-isolating?
  • Do I have to pay employees who are self-isolating after returning to the UK?
  • Should I pay someone who is self-isolating to take care of a dependent with Coronavirus symptoms?
  • What to do if an employee cannot come to work due to the closure of schools or nurseries?
  • What do I do if I have no work available for my staff?
  • If I lay off staff, do I have to pay them?

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Coronavirus HR Factsheet

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The factsheet is intended as a general guidance only. If you have any specific questions related to those discussed in the factsheet, please contact Donna Bygrave by calling 01474 853 856 or emailing