In the year since the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, delivered his first Budget to a packed Commons chamber in March 2020, more than 135,000 people in the UK have died from Coronavirus, there have been three national lockdowns, the economy has shrunk by 9.9 per cent and Coronavirus support measures have cost around £280 billion.
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) Regulations 2020 came into effect on 28 September 2020 and place new obligations on employers in relation to self-isolation.
Regulation 7 creates a new offence of knowingly permitting a worker, including agency workers, to attend a place other than where they are self-isolating.
This affects workers who are self-isolating because they live with a person who has tested positive for Coronavirus, as well as workers who have themselves tested positive.
Workers are also obliged to inform the employer if they are self-isolating and employers who stop a worker from working outside their home.
Employers that knowingly permit a worker to attend a place other than where they are self-isolating risk fines beginning at £1,000.