Recently we have been contacted by a number of members enquiring if they can insist that their staff wear face masks during working hours. We would advise members that they cannot force their staff members to wear face masks whilst in work.
In addition, the Government recently have updated the advice surrounding close contacts. If you have an employee that thinks they have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, they do not need to restrict their movements or self-isolate.
This recent update should help to relieve the pressure of close contact employees not being available for work.