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Viral infections and workplace attendance

21 December 2022

As winter viruses are circulating, please remember the following guidance about attending your workplace.

If you have symptoms of a viral infection such as COVID-19, flu or sickness and diarrhoea, please do not attend your workplace. If you are well enough and your role allows, you can work from home.

If you cannot work from home but are well enough to work, please talk to your manager to discuss the risk of spreading illness and whether any plans can be put in place to allow you to attend a workplace.

All healthcare staff who have received a positive COVID-19 test result, regardless of whether they have symptoms, are advised not to attend work for 5 days.

Any COVID-19 related absence should be recorded using your usual sickness reporting system.

Find out more about what to do if you have symptoms of infections, including COVID-19.