Coronavirus: Employment

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 21st July 2020.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Labour, Hemsworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what advice his Department is providing to employers on whether individuals classed as extremely clinically vulnerable, whilst no longer shielding, should return to the workplace.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

All employers have been asked to work with the Government to ease the transition back to a more normal way of life for their clinically extremely vulnerable employees. Employers and employees should start having these conversations as early as possible before the guidance is changed on 1 August.

At this time, the Government does not advise clinically extremely vulnerable individuals to attend their place of work if this requires them to leave their home. From 1 August those shielding who are unable to work from home but can work on site, should do so, provided the business is COVID-safe

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