‘Pingdemic’ Self-Isolation Crisis | Your Free Guide to Managing Sickness and Absence

According to the Financial Times, 20% of the UK workforce were absent due to either positive COVID-19 test results or self-isolation last week* (w/c 12 July), causing huge staff shortages for employers.

With more than half a million pinged by the NHS Test and Trace App**– leading to what’s been termed ‘pingdemic’ – it’s likely your business will be facing increased cases of self-isolation. But did you know, as an employer you could receive a fine of up to £10K for failing to comply with self-isolation rules?

The HR experts, Cold Chain Federation member Citation, have created this free guide summarising how to best manage sickness and absences correctly – from the processes you should follow and fit notes, to managing long-term absences and pay.


The guide covers managing employees who must self-isolate, who has to self-isolate and who is exempt from self-isolation, what processes you should follow for each individual case, conducting return to work interviews, information on SSIP, fit notes, and more.

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If you’d like to chat about how Citation can help with the HR and Health & Safety side of your business, just give them a call on 0345 844 1111, or fill in their call-back form and they’ll get right back to you.

Quote the association (s) you are a member of when enquiring to access your member benefit.

*Financial Times **The Times

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