The Government has created difficulties for both employers and employees this week, by changing the rules upon the requirement for travellers to quarantine on their return to the UK from Spain. Previously there had been no requirement to quarantine, but with just five hours’ notice the rules were changed to state that all returning travellers must now self-isolate for 14 days following their return.
What should an employer do when faced with an employee who has returned from Spain, or other country put under similar measures, and advised that they must now self-isolate for 14 days? There are a number of issues for an employer to consider in these circumstances as follows:
Whatever course of action the employer is able and chooses to take, the reality is that the sudden change in regulations will have an impact upon both employers and employees alike, whether this is the impact upon the employer’s ability to run its business without disruption or the employee’s entitlement to receive salary.
If you have any questions about the above or any other employment issues, please contact our Employment Team on 0118 978 0099.
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