Make UK has published a comprehensive update to HR advice concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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The following article is available to read on the public Make UK website:
Since our last update, the number of reported cases of coronavirus has significantly increased. At the time of publication (5 March), 16,659 people have been tested in the UK, of which at least 85 have been confirmed as positive. The Department of Health and Social Care provides daily updates, and the government continues to publish guidance (including its coronavirus action plan).
Over recent days, the government has announced that it will introduce emergency legislation to temporarily enable statutory sick pay to be payable from the first day of absence from work, not the fourth, to minimise the risk of infection spreading. Covid-19 has also been registered as a notifiable disease in England and Scotland. The UK Chief Medical Officer has increased the risk to the UK from low to moderate.
Many companies are now implementing strategies to minimise risk from suppliers and contractors. The following government resources may be helpful to your information campaign: