Should I be working?

Staying at home

If you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for 7 days from when your symptoms started, if you live with others all of you must stay in for a minimum of 14 days. See the stay at home guidance  for more information.

My employer wants me to come in even though I feel ill, what should I do?

Employees are required to take time off work if they are ill. Government is clear that employers should support their staff’s welfare, especially during an extended response.

By law, medical evidence is not required for the first 7 days of sickness (that is, employees can self-certify), however an isolation note is now available for people online here .

My employer wants me to come to work. How do I respond when I don’t have a sick note?

Employees must take time off work if they’re ill.

By law, medical evidence is not required for the first 7 days of sickness (that is, employees can self-certify), however an isolation note is now available for people online here .

Will my boss believe that I need to be at home? Will it risk my job?

Employees must take time off work if they’re ill.

By law, medical evidence is not required for the first 7 days of sickness (that is, employees can self-certify), however an isolation note is now available for people online here .