COVID-19 – Prevent the spread of the virus

COVID-19 – Prevent the spread of the virus

It is vital that anyone who has tested positive for the virus completely self isolates for at least 10 days to protect others and to stop the spread of the virus.

Anyone living with someone who has the symptoms or has tested positive for coronavirus will need to self isolate for 14 days from the day the person in their home or support bubble first has symptoms, even if their symptoms do not start until after they have had a positive test result.

Employees are eligible to receive statutory sick pay for 10 days from the day they tell their employer. Those who have to self-isolate because they live with someone with symptoms or have been contacted by NHS Test and Trace can get at least 14 days statutory sick pay.

In both cases they may need to send their employer an isolation note to prove they need to stay off work.