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Monday 16 March 2020

 Coronavirus employee update for Monday 16 March 2020.

As you might be aware over the weekend the number of cases of coronavirus in Derbyshire rose to 12.

We appreciate that this is a worrying time for everyone, but we must still deliver all the services that local people rely on.

There was new information released by the Government last week on what people should do if they have either a temperature of 37.8 or higher or a new continuous cough – which is to stay at home for seven days.

We must follow this latest advice so if you have a high temperature or a new continuous cough please let your manager know and stay at home. You do not need to go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital and do not need to contact 111 to tell them they are staying at home.

If you do have to self-isolate but are fit and well and can work from home please do so and record your hours using the normal processes. You should remain in contact with your line manager during the 7 days you are self-isolating.

If you need to self-isolate and due to the nature of your role cannot work from home please talk to your line manager who will offer you advice.

Colleagues who are required to self-isolate will receive normal pay for the self-isolation period. Normal pay means that you will receive the pay that was scheduled and authorised to be paid at the point of self-isolation.

If you become unwell during the self-isolation period then please contact your line manager.