FAO All Town and Parish Councils – Further Coronavirus Update…
Further to the information that was sent yesterday (below), please note that Lindsey Westman will not be back in the office until Tuesday 24th March and is only in the office 3 days a week, therefore her emails are not generally accessed on a Wednesday and Thursday, therefore ALL general council related enquiry emails should be sent to myself email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org who will be working remotely for the foreseeable future and both have access to emails via their phones.
Queries with regard to training events and invoices etc can still be directed to Lindsey and she will reply on her return.
The office phone will be directed to the office mobile when there is no one in the office. However, I (Katrina) will be on hand to take calls where possible or return calls. The number is 07422 963475.
We have had an offer from one of our Clerks in the South Holland area offering to help any councils should their clerk not be available. If there are any other Clerks that may be available to help councils in their areas, providing they are safe to do so, please let me know and we will pull together an emergency database.
I have also attached a draft emergency plan that Bracebridge Heath Parish Council has produced in advance of them meeting next week and given me permission to share.
KATRINA EVANS (CHIEF EXECUTIVE)
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – 17th MARCH 2018
In light of the Government announcements of 16th March if staff decide to self-isolate due to having either a high temperature and/or a persistent cough, they must self-isolate for 14 days.
During this period, they receive statutory contractual sick pay from day one, dependent on what their Contract says.
If a company needs to lay staff off on a temporary basis, they can require Employees to use any remaining holiday entitlement. However, they must provide twice as much notice as the amount of leave to be taken. For example, if an Employee is required to take 5 days leave, they need to be given 10 days’ notice.
These notes are advisory only, please contact us directly before taking any specific action.
Please check our website for future updates.
For general advice on the situation please see the ACAS website.
Chris Moses LLM Chartered FCIPD