Coronavirus (Covid-19) - Staff - Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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I am extremely worried about catching COVID-19 and am considering staying at home even though I do not have any symptoms. Can I get paid leave for this?

You must discuss your concerns with your manager, who will be able to advise on what options are available to you. We provide critically important services the public rely on. We need staff to keep services running, especially where other staff have contracted coronavirus and are off sick or self isolating.

If you are not at work, and not sick, then this must be covered by some other form of leave which may be unpaid.

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