Following the positive member response to our guidance on vaccinations, ACE has produced a new note exploring business liabilities with regard to Test and Trace.
As with other areas of the pandemic, there are new issues for businesses to consider. For example, you might be wondering whether an organisation can force an employee to be tested, if they can insist that test and trace apps are installed on company phones, or what to do if a colleague is forced to self-isolate.
You might also be unsure how isolation periods related to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) or annual leave, and whether you should be keeping a record of employees who are forced to stay away from work.
As well as providing recommended actions and offering a range of additional issues you might want to consider, the guidance note also links to official sources of advice.
Claire Clifford, Head of Business Support and Corporate Services at ACE, said: “As with the guidance on vaccinations that we shared a few weeks ago, companies will have to create an approach that works for their own circumstances – there isn’t a one size fits all policy that will work for every member.
“As always, we don’t pretend to have all of the answers, but the note points members to official sources of advice where they can find out more.”
“As ACE has done throughout the pandemic, we will continue to monitor issues as and when they arise, and offer as much support to our members as possible as we together we continue to navigate COVID-19.”
Once logged-in, members can download the guidance in the link below. View more related guidance, support and advice on our COVID-19 Hub.