Jul 15, 2021

Nissan sees 10% of workforce told to self-isolate

The city had 955 Covid cases per 100,000 people in the week to 10 July.In contrast, the average area in England had 287.The problems at the Japanese carmaker come amid increasing evidence of widespread absenteeism at firms because of workers who have been "Pinged" by the NHS app. Anyone alerted who has come into contact with an infected person has to self-isolate for 10 days. Nissan said: "Production in certain areas of the plant has been adjusted as we manage a number of staff being required to self-isolate following close contact with Covid-19."The well-being of our team is our number one priority and we remain confident in the rigorous safety controls we have on site. Currently, if you are required to self-isolate, your employer cannot force you to come into work, says Emma Bartlett, an employment lawyer at CM Murray. A £500 grant is also available in England to people on low incomes who have to self-isolate.

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