Those who were classed as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable during the first lockdown have received emails this week from the Department of Health & Social Care.
The email outlines general advice and we wanted to bring to your attention the guidance for work, which makes it clear that these workers should not attend work if they can’t work from home;
“You should stay at home as much as possible but are encouraged to go outdoors for exercising and attending health appointments. You are strongly advised to work from home. If you cannot work from home, then you should not attend work. You may be eligible for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough). This letter is a formal shielding notification and can act as evidence for your employer to show that you cannot work outside your home until 2 December, including for statutory sick pay (SSP) purposes”