You have no doubt been following the coronavirus news closely to assess the level of risk to your business. We have put together a helpful guide for employers to assist you with your contingency planning, as the situation continues to escalate here in the UK.
As an employer, you need to be aware of certain risks posed by the virus and take reasonable steps to protect the health and safety of your employees.
From talking to clients, the common question we are hearing is: What are my obligations if employees are unable to attend work due to the spread of the virus?
Your obligations may differ depending on whether not attending work is enforced by the government, by you, or by the employee through self-quarantine.
Managing coronavirus in the workplace
Our information guide for employers includes advice to help you prepare and react with confidence, including:
- Your obligations as an employer
- What to do if an employee refuses to come to work
- Whether you can force an employee to stay away from work
- What might happen if you want or need to close your business for a period of time
- Best practice hygiene measures
Read our online guide: Managing coronavirus in the workplace
If you have a specific query relating to managing coronavirus issues in your workplace, please contact our Lead HR Consultant Diane Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org