It was announced on Saturday 26th July 2020 that anyone coming back from mainland Spain, the Balearic Islands, and the Canary Islands from Sunday 27th July 2020, would have to isolate for 14 days. This government decision was made after a recent surge in coronavirus cases in Spain.
Unfortunately, this has left holidaymakers returning to the UK upset as they are now unable to return to work.
As a result, HR professionals are advising employers to prepare policies that outline how they will handle employees who are forced to quarantine after travelling abroad.
The endorsed guidance from government is that employees are not eligible to statutory sick pay if they are self-isolating after returning to the UK but insist no worker should be penalised for self-isolating.
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