Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 4

The government have published further guidance on social distancing that you may wish to review and bring to the attention of your employees: Guidance on social distancing

It does provide more guidance as to those who are considered at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and is recommended should be particularly stringent in following social distancing measures.

This group includes those who are:

Those with complex health conditions are considered to be at even higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19, these are:

  • People who have received an organ transplant and remain on ongoing immunosuppression medication
  • People with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy or radiotherapy
  • People with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia who are at any stage of treatment
  • People with severe chest conditions such as cystic fibrosis or severe asthma (requiring hospital admissions or courses of steroid tablets)
  • People with severe diseases of body systems, such as severe kidney disease (dialysis)

Later today I will be distributing Temporary Working From Home Agreements y and providing advice as to how to advise employees of short-time working or lay off.

If you have any particular queries please do not hesitate to contact David Scott.