Please read the latest NJC guidance on returning to work.
For Test and Trace please note the following.
Test & Trace
If an employee is contacted by NHS Test and Trace and instructed to self-isolate, Part 2 Para 10.9 of the ‘Green Book’ will apply and their absence should not be recorded as sickness absence. Employees who can work from home should do so. For employees who cannot work at home, employers will have no option other than to accept that they must stay at home on full pay for the duration of the self-isolation period.
As employees are ‘well’ at this stage they should stay on normal full pay for the duration of the self-isolation period until such time as they are confirmed to have contracted the virus, at which point they transfer to sickness absence leave and the usual provisions of the sickness scheme will apply.