A member of staff who is trained in first aid has asked whether or not they are expected to assist someone if they fall ill with symptoms of Covid-19. What is the position on this?

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A member of staff who is trained in first aid has asked whether or not they are expected to assist someone if they fall ill with symptoms of Covid-19. What is the position on this?

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Clearly, as part of the general Covid-19 secure guidelines, employers should emphasise to employees that if they are showing any of the signs and symptoms of Covid-19 they should self-isolate in accordance with government requirements and not come into work.

That said, there may well be occasions where an employee, contractor or visitor attends a workplace and becomes ill rapidly with symptoms that are associated with Covid-19.

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