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 currently on long term sick leave and my condition is one on the high risk category, do I now move to special leave under Covid-19 arrangements?

No, your sick leave will continue as normal until you are fit to return to work. Once you are fit to return to work special leave will apply if you are required to Shield or following risk assessment discussions with your manager, can not return to work and working from home is not an option for you.

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