COVID-19

The World Health Organisation has declared the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as a global pandemic due to the spread of the disease in multiple countries around the world at the same time.  Organisations are encouraged to have a management plan for dealing with the coronavirus to adhere to their statutory duty of care for health and safety of their employees and to ensure they can cope with potential business risks that may arise due to absences within the organisation but also within the supply chain.

Government Update – 20 March 2020
On the 20th March 2020, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak unveiled a further series of measures to support people, jobs and businesses.  On the 17 March 2020 the government announced more stringent action to try and reduce the spread of Covid-19 and reduce the risk to those most at risk. This includes, avoiding social gatherings, avoiding unnecessary travel, and working from home where possible.

This Coronavirus Advice and Guidance page was updated by HR Solutions on 23 March 2020.

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How Businesses Should Be Managing Absence

Employers will need a contingency plan in place in order to manage absences, particularly with the general advice being for those with symptoms to stay at home and avoid contact with others. Click on the ‘read’ more’ button to view the recommended general advice for managing absences as well as further details on:

  • What are employees entitled to in regard to Sick Pay?
  • Suspected cases of Coronavirus in your workplace
  • Confirmed cases of Coronavirus in your workplace
  • Avoiding Closure
  • Returning from Overseas – What action should employees be taking? 
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Frequently Asked Questions

HR Solutions answer employers’ questions regarding: self isolating due to coronavirus, statutory sick pay (SSP), guaranteed pay, holiday pay, cancelled flights, employment contracts, short time working, forced shut down, lay off clauses and zero hour contracts.

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Crisis and Contingency Planning | Coronavirus | HR Solutions

Crisis and Contingency Planning

There are many types of threats ranging from terrorism, environmental disasters, epidemics, fires and explosions to information technology problems. In order to continue to operate a normal service it is essential to have considered the plans and measures needed to deal with such situations and to ensure all employees are familiar with them.

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Support for Businesses – Funding & Grants

To try and combat some of the issues which businesses are already facing, or may face in the future, the Government is releasing measures to be put in place to support businesses throughout this period of disruption caused by COVID-19. 

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Covid-19 Job Retention Scheme | Furloughing Your Employees

Covid-19 Job Retention Scheme
Fuloughing Your Employees

The Government has announced that all UK businesses will be eligible to access the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which will provide support for furloughed workers.

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Coronavirus Advice and Guidance for Employers

Recorded:  9 March 2020

HR Solutions presented this short 25 minute webinar to discuss the latest advice to employers about coronavirus (Covid-19) and give you essential steps you can take to manage the impact on your business.

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