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Self isolating on return from Spain etc

06 Sep 2020, 22:10

Has anyone had to self isolate for 14 days on returning from a country not on the safe "travel corridor" list?

Does Royal Mail pay your wages still? Or is it unpaid leave?

Self isolating on return from Spain etc

07 Sep 2020, 05:56

We where told it’s unpaid leave or if you have outstanding holidays you can use that?
Why anyone would go abroad in this pandemic is beyond belief, phone in sick with sunburn?

Self isolating on return from Spain etc

08 Sep 2020, 12:33

https://www.royalmailchat.co.uk/communi ... 71&t=96955

If colleagues choose to travel, they should do so knowing that quarantine when they return is a possibility and they will need to work from home where possible, take annual leave or unpaid leave remains. Our current approach to annual leave continues to apply – all pre-booked leave must be taken.

Self isolating on return from Spain etc

18 Sep 2020, 10:21

POSTMAN wrote:https://www.royalmailchat.co.uk/community/viewtopic.php?f=71&t=96955

If colleagues choose to travel, they should do so knowing that quarantine when they return is a possibility and they will need to work from home where possible, take annual leave or unpaid leave remains. Our current approach to annual leave continues to apply – all pre-booked leave must be taken.


This seems to be general government advice not how Royal Mail "interprets it".

I take it Royal Mail will make it unpaid absence?

Self isolating on return from Spain etc

18 Sep 2020, 10:22

twoloops wrote:We where told it’s unpaid leave or if you have outstanding holidays you can use that?
Why anyone would go abroad in this pandemic is beyond belief, phone in sick with sunburn?


Oh OK thanks. Unpaid leave then if no outstanding holidays to use.

My brother and mother went abroad. Their reason. They wanted to. People want to take the risk for many reasons. Some people like taking risks some don't.

Self isolating on return from Spain etc

18 Sep 2020, 10:53

Also please be aware if you go away for a jolly...

However, providing enhanced sick pay is dependent on the absence not being caused by or aggravated by the employee. Where, in the reasonable view of the company, there is evidence of a colleague’s disregard for public health guidance, which then leads to them needing to self-isolate, Royal Mail sick pay will not be paid.

https://www.royalmailchat.co.uk/communi ... 71&t=97512

Self isolating on return from Spain etc

18 Sep 2020, 11:36

POSTMAN wrote:Also please be aware if you go away for a jolly...

However, providing enhanced sick pay is dependent on the absence not being caused by or aggravated by the employee. Where, in the reasonable view of the company, there is evidence of a colleague’s disregard for public health guidance, which then leads to them needing to self-isolate, Royal Mail sick pay will not be paid.

https://www.royalmailchat.co.uk/communi ... 71&t=97512


Ok ta for clarification. To be honest if I did risk some winter sun and when I was there the country went on the quarantine list (like Spain, Portugal, France etc.) then I would expect no pay as I took the risk in the first place. Can't argue with that really.

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