The Coronavirus pandemic has led to many sudden changes in the way we lead our day to day lives. There is a great deal of information – and indeed mis-information – circulating and we recognise this is a difficult time for all.
The purpose of this guidance is to clarify how Orkney Islands Council staff should act during this outbreak. This guidance is designed to inform and work alongside the Council’s local business continuity plans and resilience arrangements. The FAQ’s are being reviewed and updated on a frequent basis.
Current HR policies and terms and conditions of employment remain in place, but may be amended in future if necessary.
If you can't find what you need here, advice can also be found on the NHS Inform website.
Yes, any. period of time that a casual/relief/supply member of staff had agreed to undertake work/shifts; but was prevented from by the COVID-19 situation and for which they continued to be paid, is classed as a period of work and is not a break in continuous service.