The government has issued new regulations (Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) Regulations 2020) containing obligations for workers who are required to self-isolate.
- a duty on an employer not to permit employees who
- have tested positive for COVID-19 or
- live with a person that has tested positive
to attend any workplace other than the place they are self-isolating.
- a duty on employees to inform their employer that they are self-isolating.
The penalty for breach is a fine of not less than £1,000.