COVID-19 RETURNING TO WORK - FURTHER GUIDANCE TO MANAGERS & STAFF

Dear Colleague,

I refer to the previous Senior Leadership Team update advising you of the Covid-19 Staff Self-Reporting Risk Assessment process.

Further guidance and supporting information is now available for both staff and managers, which includes a video on completing the form, factors to consider such as workplace and reasonable adjustments, physical distancing information and more. This information can be accessed in a number of places:

This guidance encourages ongoing discussion and openness between staff and managers to ensure that all involved have a full understanding of return to work arrangements.

All staff are required to submit their risk assessment score to their manager

Those individuals whose score identifies as a moderate risk or above should have discussions with their manager to consider workplace adjustments, enhanced PPE (where practical to do so) or work from home options. Where questions or discrepancies arise as a result of an individual’s overall score, a referral can be made to an Occupational Health Clinician for clarity.  There is specific guidance in relation to medical conditions and the risks they pose. Occupational Health clinicians are in a position to assess this on a case by case basis.

There are also a number of HR teams that can provide support:

  • If you wish to discuss the score in connection with the work environment or work tasks you can contact a member of the Health and Safety team.
  • If you have queries relating to a protected characteristic for example disability or BAME, or would like information about reasonable adjustments, please contact the Equality and Diversity Team.
  • Any other employment matters can be discussed with your Employment Relations Team.

Kind regards

Richard Evans

Director of Human Resources

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