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Govt urges 'at risk' groups to stay at home including workers

The government have announced they will write to ‘at risk groups’ during the crisis saying they should take twelve weeks away from work.
 
Anyone who receives the letter from NHS England asking you to stay home should be offered to work from home if appropriate. If this isn’t possible you should be treated by your employer as medically suspended under ERA 96 Section 64 and receive full 100% pay. This includes those who receive annual flu jab as well as carers and to all employees with at least one month’s service.
 
See here for information on medical suspension https://www.gov.uk/medical-suspensions-from-work
 
See here for announcement on writing to 1.5 million people in high risk groups: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/major-new-measures-to-protect-people-at-highest-risk-from-coronavirus

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