From 28th September 2020 new regulations came into force whereby employers could face fines of up to £10,000 if they knowingly allow an employee to work when they should be self-isolating.
Where an employee resides with someone who has tested positive, or they themselves have tested positive, they are required by law to self-isolate for a designated period of time. Under current legislation an employee must inform their employer if they have been advised to self-isolate. They must also inform the employer of the start and end dates of the isolation period.
Fines ranging from £1,000, up to a maximum of £10,000, can be raised against an employer who is aware of an employee’s advised self-isolation yet still allows them to attend work. Employees who can work from home during self-isolation are not subject to the new regulations.