Guide

Annual leave and pay if you are self-isolating or shielding

Updated on 9 March 2021

Annual leave and pay entitlement during the coronavirus pandemic for those who are self-isolating, shielding, or have a child or dependant who is self-isolating

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Self-isolating annual leave and pay

  • If you are self-isolating, you should not attend work.
  • If you feel well and are able to work at home, then you can continue to do this.
  • If you are in a role which requires you to to work on campus, your absence will be treated as sick leave and the University’s standard Sickness Absence Policy and pay arrangements will apply. You should obtain a self-isolation note from NHS Inform.

Shielding annual leave and pay

  • If you are considered to be in a clinically extremely vulnerable group and ‘shielding’ you should not attend work.
  • If you feel well and are able to work at home, then you can continue to do this.
  • If you are in a role which requires you to work on campus, you should stay at home. Where possible you will be furloughed rather than your absence being treated as sickness absence. This means that your shielding period will not affect your sickness absence and sick pay entitlement in the future. If you have not already been sent a ‘shielding’ letter from the NHS or your GP you should look to obtain one.

Child or dependent self-isolating and your pay

  • If your child or dependant has been told to self-isolate, you also need to self-isolate.
  • If you are able to work from home, then you can continue to do this.
  • If you are in a role which requires you to continue to work on campus and you are not available for work due to self-isolation, your absence will be treated as sick leave and the University’s standard Sickness Absence Policy and pay arrangements will apply.
Enquiries

Human Resources

hr@dundee.ac.uk

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