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From 28 September 2020, employers are required to take steps to prevent any worker told to self-isolate from attending the workplace (unless they work from home).  If the worker has tested positive for coronavirus or has been told to self-isolate under the Test and Trace system, they are required to inform their employer of this fact (or their agency, if they are an agency worker).   This does not include notifications via the NHS COVID app.  Employers which fail to comply will be committing a criminal offence punishable by a £1,000, increasing to £10,000 for repeat offenders. 

The Government has also updated its guidance for employers to reflect reinstated requirements for staff to work at home where possible and the new, stricter rules about face coverings. 

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