And this is the advice given to all keyworkers. If all keyworkers went into isolation for 12 weeks because of some else being vulnerable in the household we would never get rid of chaos or the virus that we face. A risk assessment should be done by your manager and if you are found to be higher risk then you should be given the option to work elsewhere within the company. A lot of companies/business/organisations are all trying to do their best for their staff and the nation, they are all in unfamiliar grounds. Both me and my husband are keyworkers plus we care for our 2 elderly relatives. We take as much precaution as possible to minimise the risk. Wash your hands is key along with washing clothes and body. The latest government advice is in your own home keep 3 steps away from each other and sleep in your own along with other points. As a keyworker I am finding it very annoying that so many people are still treating this as a holiday while us keyworkers work to help keep the nation running, to keep them fed, watered and cared for.
My partner is a keyworker too, I am classed as vulnerable for respiratory reasons, we are sleeping in separate rooms an trying to keep 2 metres between us, he gets undressed when he comes in and washes just hoping its enough
They have given me 14 days time off as I had to isolate due to the 2 year old having a high temperature. Once that is up they expect me back at work. Will be 4/5 weeks away from due date at that point
Your work have to allow you to isolate and pay you a minimum of SSP (if you qualify) Tell them you are isolating due to a family member having coronavirus symptoms. I would try to do this in an email if possible so you have a written response. If they tell you that you need to come in, forward the email to your local MP, Citizens Advice, ACAS and Piers Morgan ;)
The 2 year old had a high temp last week. Rang NHS directz told to isolate for 14 days. Have informed my trade union & they are looking into it.