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Latest information, 13th March 2020, for employees of West Lothian Council.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

 

Dear colleague,

 

We continue to monitor developments daily as this is an evolving situation.

 

There is a need for everyone to be aware of the information provided by the NHS. Please make sure you stay up to date with all of the latest advice and information by checking: www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus

 

The following information provides guidance on the steps you should follow.  Should you have any questions please speak to your line manager. 

 

Advice for all staff

 

1.     If you develop a cough or fever

 

If you’ve developed a cough or fever in the last 7 days, stay at home and self-isolate for 7 days from the day your symptoms started. You can return to work after 7 days if you’re improving and no longer have a temperature. You don’t need to be completely symptom-free to return to work.

This absence will be treated as sick leave but you will not progress through a stage of the council’s Supporting Attendance at Work Policy.

You should follow normal arrangements for keeping in touch while self-isolating and for sickness absence reporting.

Phone your GP or NHS 24 (111) if your symptoms: are severe or you have shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, worsen within the 7 days you’re at home or haven’t improved after 7 days. 

2.     If you have symptoms and have taken medical advice to self-isolate

 

This absence will be treated as sick leave but you will not progress through a stage of the council’s Supporting Attendance at Work Policy. You should follow normal arrangements for keeping in touch while self-isolating and for sickness absence reporting.

3.     You are self-isolating following medical advice but you are not showing symptoms

 

You should discuss with your line manager whether it is possible to put arrangements in place to enable you to work from home.

If it is not possible for arrangements to be made for you to work from home you will be granted paid special leave for the duration of the required self-isolation period or until you develop symptoms. 

You should follow normal arrangements for keeping in touch while self-isolating and for absence reporting.

4.     It has been confirmed that you have Coronavirus and you are required to self-isolate following GP or NHS advice

 

This absence will be treated as sick leave but you will not progress through a stage of the council’s Supporting Attendance at Work Policy. You should follow normal arrangements for keeping in touch while self-isolating and for sickness absence reporting.

This is an evolving situation and there is a need for all staff to be aware of the information provided by the NHS. Visit: www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus

 

Yours faithfully

 

Graham Hope

Chief Executive

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