The situation is constantly changing, and you should check this guidance for the latest advice on this area.
The Government has extended the self-isolation period from 7 to 10 days for those who have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or a positive test result.
From 30 July 2020, the current position is that employees could be isolating for between 10 and 14 days and this could be extended by around a week if they develop symptoms during self-isolation.
If employees are not able to work from home during self-isolation, absences should be treated as sickness absence, “Sick Coronavirus” absence type on PSP. Managers should then choose the relevant absent code:
SAU071 Coronavirus Confirmed Case
SBU070 Coronavirus Symptoms
SCU070 Coronavirus Self Isolation
You can access up to date guidance on what steps to take whilst self-isolating on the NHS website, available here. Employees should fully comply with instructions provided by the NHS and keep their line manager informed.I have been self-isolating for 10 days due to a continuous cough, but I still have a cough what should I do?
After self-isolating for 10 days, if you do not have a high temperature you do not need to continue to self-isolate.
If you still have a high temperature, you need to keep self-isolating until your temperature returns to normal.
You do not need to continue to self-isolate if you just have a cough after 10 days. A cough can last for several weeks after the infection has gone.
More details are available here...https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavir ... treatment/
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