The Government has launched as at today's date (28 May 2020) the new Test and Trace system. This means that anyone with symptoms of Coronavirus must now (in addition to self-isolating as before), go online, register their symptoms and order a Covid-19 test.
If you test positive for Coronavirus, you must then share information promptly about your recent contacts through the NHS test and trace service. The NHS will then contact those you have been in contact with, who must then self-isolate for 14 days.
The Government has also confirmed, by amending the Coronavirus SSP Regulations that anyone force to self-isolate under the new test and trace system (i.e. because they have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19) is eligible for SSP.
If you have any queries regarding employment issues in light of the Coronavirus measures and how to cope with COVID-19 related absences and business changes, please do hesitate to contact Charlotte Braham in our Employment Department on 01494 893529 or firstname.lastname@example.org.