Guidance for employees impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Redundancy: your rights
- Get financial support if you’re off sick
- How to return to work safely if you cannot work from home
To help contain the virus, office workers who can work effectively from home should do so over the winter. Where an employer, in consultation with their employee, judges an employee can carry out their normal duties from home they should do so. Public sector employees working in essential services, including education settings, should continue to go into work where necessary. Anyone else who cannot work from home should go to their place of work. The risk of transmission can be substantially reduced if COVID-19 secure guidelines are followed closely. Extra consideration should be given to those people at higher risk.
There will be a significant impact on employees and the self-employed who are asked to self-isolate if they have symptoms of the virus, or if others in their household do, or if they take time off sick with the virus. Every person who takes these steps helps ensure lives are saved and that must be supported.
The Government guidance for employees linked below includes the following:
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): what to do if you were employed and have lost your job
- Guidance and support for employees during coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): what to do if you’re self-employed and getting less work or no work
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): what to do if you’re already getting benefits
- New Style Employment and Support Allowance
The overall advice is provided here and will be updated as new advice is provided.
All business and self-employed advice can be found here.