Employment advice during Covid 19 pandemic

How can I follow the government’s advice?

The current government advice is for everyone to stay at home, except in specific situations. Employers should support their workforce to take these steps. One way to do this may be for the employer to introduce more flexible ways of working.

They could do this by allowing their employees to work from home. If this is the case they should pay the employee as usual, keep in regular contact, check on the employee's health and wellbeing.

What if I don’t want to travel to my place of work?

Some people might feel they don’t want to go to work if they're afraid of catching coronavirus, especially those who are at higher risk. Your employer should listen to any concerns and should take reasonable steps to protect everyone. If you still do not want to go to work, you may be able to arrange to take the time off as holiday or unpaid leave however your employer does not have to agree to this.