As you may be aware the Government has recently announced special measures to help support workers who are affected by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak. We would like to reassure our staff that our priority is to make sure that you take special care to protect yourself and those around you. We recommend that you follow the official Government advice which can be found here.
As a result we have temporarily updated our Holiday and Sickness Policy which will supersede the information contained in our Employee Handbook until further notice. A copy of this updated Policy can be downloaded from our website.

In short, the changes that we have made are:

Anyone who is off work as a result of a Coronavirus infection or have been asked to self-isolate can claim SSP from day 1.

For the first 7 days you can self-certificate by completing Form SC2. From the 8th day of absence you would still need to provide us with a Doctor’s or Hospital Certificate, which can be obtained from the NHS 111 line.

If your workplace has closed and you have been advised to self-isolate as a result of an outbreak, please provide us with written confirmation that this is the case.

As you may appreciate this situation is very fluid and fast moving, however we will endeavour to keep you updated with any further developments as and when the situation arises. In the meantime there may be disruptions to our normal service, however we will try to keep any disruptions to an absolute minimum.
The TJW Contract Solutions Team