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Negative test and attendance procedure

22 Jul 2020, 18:26

If you stay off work due to symptoms, and your test is negative, will your absence count towards the attendance procedure?

It's not so much of a problem now, but come Autumn / Winter, with seasonal bugs around, it will be a BIG problem.

It's not unusual for someone to get 2 or 3 minor coughs, colds etc in a year that they would normally ignore. But if you have to stay off every time, you could be stacking up those stages.

Negative test and attendance procedure

23 Jul 2020, 11:40

sindba wrote:If you stay off work due to symptoms, and your test is negative, will your absence count towards the attendance procedure?

It's not so much of a problem now, but come Autumn / Winter, with seasonal bugs around, it will be a BIG problem.

It's not unusual for someone to get 2 or 3 minor coughs, colds etc in a year that they would normally ignore. But if you have to stay off every time, you could be stacking up those stages.


It should be discounted as you following national policy and guidance by self isolating till yopu got the result.

However it can be counted if the absence is considered excessive, or "repeat in nature" Check out the stickies in this forum.

Negative test and attendance procedure

23 Jul 2020, 13:02

If you followed procedure then you will be fine, keep notes of dates and incidents.

Negative test and attendance procedure

23 Jul 2020, 18:19

TrueBlueTerrier wrote:
sindba wrote:If you stay off work due to symptoms, and your test is negative, will your absence count towards the attendance procedure?

It's not so much of a problem now, but come Autumn / Winter, with seasonal bugs around, it will be a BIG problem.

It's not unusual for someone to get 2 or 3 minor coughs, colds etc in a year that they would normally ignore. But if you have to stay off every time, you could be stacking up those stages.


It should be discounted as you following national policy and guidance by self isolating till yopu got the result.

However it can be counted if the absence is considered excessive, or "repeat in nature" Check out the stickies in this forum.


It's that "repeat in nature" that's worrying me.

Most people will have 2 or 3 minor coughs and colds a winter. You will HAVE to stay off every time, yet risk coming back to a stage.

For that reason some posties will come in anyway, and might even have Covid.

Negative test and attendance procedure

23 Jul 2020, 19:01

sindba wrote:
TrueBlueTerrier wrote:
sindba wrote:If you stay off work due to symptoms, and your test is negative, will your absence count towards the attendance procedure?

It's not so much of a problem now, but come Autumn / Winter, with seasonal bugs around, it will be a BIG problem.

It's not unusual for someone to get 2 or 3 minor coughs, colds etc in a year that they would normally ignore. But if you have to stay off every time, you could be stacking up those stages.


It should be discounted as you following national policy and guidance by self isolating till yopu got the result.

However it can be counted if the absence is considered excessive, or "repeat in nature" Check out the stickies in this forum.


It's that "repeat in nature" that's worrying me.

Most people will have 2 or 3 minor coughs and colds a winter. You will HAVE to stay off every time, yet risk coming back to a stage.

For that reason some posties will come in anyway, and might even have Covid.


If someone's on a stage 2 at risk of a stage 3, chances are they're going to come in, even if there's a high chance of them having covid

Negative test and attendance procedure

23 Jul 2020, 21:12

SpacePhoenix wrote:
sindba wrote:
TrueBlueTerrier wrote:
sindba wrote:If you stay off work due to symptoms, and your test is negative, will your absence count towards the attendance procedure?

It's not so much of a problem now, but come Autumn / Winter, with seasonal bugs around, it will be a BIG problem.

It's not unusual for someone to get 2 or 3 minor coughs, colds etc in a year that they would normally ignore. But if you have to stay off every time, you could be stacking up those stages.


It should be discounted as you following national policy and guidance by self isolating till yopu got the result.

However it can be counted if the absence is considered excessive, or "repeat in nature" Check out the stickies in this forum.


It's that "repeat in nature" that's worrying me.

Most people will have 2 or 3 minor coughs and colds a winter. You will HAVE to stay off every time, yet risk coming back to a stage.

For that reason some posties will come in anyway, and might even have Covid.


If someone's on a stage 2 at risk of a stage 3, chances are they're going to come in, even if there's a high chance of them having covid


If someone is coughing and spluttering then you need to inform a manager who will then have to deal with it and send the individual home!

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