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Reminder on self-isolation requirements

Posted on: November 10th, 2021 by Ginny Hallam

With Covid-19 cases on the increase over the last month, here is a reminder on self-isolation requirements still in place for those who haven’t been ‘double-vaccinated’ and live with someone who has tested positive.

10-day isolation – if an employee is unvaccinated or has had only one dose, and they live with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, they’re required to self-isolate for 10 days. This is the case irrespective of whether the employee has had a negative test result.

Medical exemption – if an employee is unvaccinated for medical reasons (confirmed by a doctor) and they live with someone who has tested positive, the employee won’t need to self-isolate provided they have a negative test result.

Sick pay – employees self-isolating under these circumstances will be entitled to at least statutory sick pay for the days they’re off work.

Get in touch if you need advice or support in managing self-isolation requirements or employees unable to attend work due to Covid-19. 


This update is accurate on the date it was sent (10 November 2021), but may be subject to change which may or may not be notified to you. This update is not to be taken as advice and you should seek advice if anything contained within affects you or your business.