UNISON has been engaged in discussions with our employers in order to establish the most up to date information – please note that decisions, advice and consequences are changing almost on an hourly basis.
Childcare: If you are experiencing difficulties with childcare due to the school closures – please contact your line manager in order to discuss individual arrangements. (please note that no member of staff should lose pay in these circumstances).
Working from Home: Where possible members who are able to work from home should be able to do so – If you feel that this applies to you discuss with your line manager to set up the necessary arrangements. Please ensure you look at the guidance and advice already issued. https://unison-scotland.org/local-government-coronavirus-new-guidance-for-employers-re-working-at-home/
Essential Services: If you are asked or required to come into work the employer must ensure that an appropriate risk assessment is carried out and this should include what Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is needed, precautions and social distancing measures.