With the rules constantly changing, it’s difficult to know how to manage employees who need to self-isolate or quarantine. It seems every other day a new country is added or removed from the government’s quarantine list. For anyone who’s already travelling when new locations are announced, it can be even more difficult.
According to recent estimates, 9.3 million employees in the UK have been placed on the government’s furlough scheme since it was announced in March. The rules changed in July to allow a phased return to work.
Over the next few months, the government will also reduce how much they cover under the scheme and the maximum someone on it can earn. The scheme will end in October.
Supporting employees has always been important. Right now, though, it’s more important than ever. Many people are struggling with the effects lockdown has had on their personal and work lives. It’s made a lot of us realise just how important having a routine can be.