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Do we still Get paid for isolating?

Started by person7, 20-07-21, 02:10PM

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oldfashionedplayer

under updated policy, you isolate, you can be investigated if your positive and face action for it... read the updated 24th one, government reccomends, tesco says stay off.

Chambers21

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Will we get given full pay though or just sick pay after 3 days?

KJO19922021

#52
So I tested positive, I'm currently on holiday I know I wont get the hours back but if i wait until tomorrow or Monday to tell them I'm positive then do I isolate for 5 days ? Just thinking f*ck it might as well get 2 weeks off  >:D

oldfashionedplayer

You get full pay while off with covid positive yes, if you aren't vaccinated for religious reasons or choice then sickness policy applies with wait days i believe.. If you are waiting on another vaccine then you will be, cause your following advice to get vaccinated and doing your part..

As for the above, save the test, tell them you've tested and send a photo of it, policy says you have to isolate, there's a flow chart with it on the covid policy page easy to follow - if positive on EITHER,. A Lateral, or PCR, then you must isolate working for tesco, for a minimum of 5 days, and take another lateral on the 5th in the hopes of returning on the 6th if negative, can be up to 10 days..

Likewise if you have symptoms, you must isolate, you don't need to take a test, just say you've got symptoms and isolate for 5 days, as policy says "if you can get a test" - so if you've got symptoms, at Tesco policy is you should be isolating not going out to buy a test to find out, so just say you ain't got any at home.

expresscoop

Im amazed that tesco are doing this when my current employer are now considering covid nothing more than a cold and insist on staff coming to work with covid.

kaled78

just don't buy a covid test from instore,they are an epw at the moment,due to giving false results

oldfashionedplayer

Quote from: expresscoop on 16-04-22, 01:08PM
Im amazed that tesco are doing this when my current employer are now considering covid nothing more than a cold and insist on staff coming to work with covid.

That would be because tesco surprisingly has voiced to customers about "how we care about staff and customer safety" 😂,  it is weird though it's the only thing they've ever done safety wise... Can't even fix anything else safety wise 😂

madness

Quote from: expresscoop on 16-04-22, 01:08PM
Im amazed that tesco are doing this when my current employer are now considering covid nothing more than a cold and insist on staff coming to work with covid.
Thats because it is just a cold now, there might be the unlucky olymipic gymnast or long distance runner that still gets it bad but its time to move on and stop everyone skiving off at any oportunity.

oldfashionedplayer

I wouldn't say it's just a cold, that's a poor outlook on it, it's just poorly managed, going off what nhs would say is government are useless and not protecting them or anyone else... Covid stopped the world for a while, what's going to happen on the next if this one is taken so lightly? 🤔, we don't understand the implications it brings for contracting it atm longterm, so who knows where people will stand or if they will be still standing in a few years..

rupert7

can any one help please i need the  absences phone number, to report my covid test

madness

the back of your clock in card.
Or your stores normal phone number.

Preacherpauly

Do i need to go off with a positive corona result?

Sherwoodforest

@preacher nope,its treated like a cold/flu now,so normal absence policy applies,

Sambuca999

What is the policy now i tested positive today and am actually feeling ill but can't find Tesco actual policies anywhere there are replies from Tesco on twitter saying we advice our staff to stay at home while positive but there doesn't seem to be anything official

Sarah106

We were told it is now classed as normal sick so you don't get paid for the first 3days. If you don't feel ill you are supposed to go to work

Sambuca999

#65
Thanks, that's not right I was never off during whole pandemic and now I'll lose money as other staff have been coming into work with it,  I deliver so I will not go in with it due to vulnerable customers.

oldfashionedplayer

Quote from: Sambuca999 on 30-06-22, 05:36PMWhat is the policy now i tested positive today and am actually feeling ill but can't find Tesco actual policies anywhere there are replies from Tesco on twitter saying we advice our staff to stay at home while positive but there doesn't seem to be anything official

Policy is that you arent required to isolate by law, but tesco are following the health and safety at work act and NHS advice, meaning that you should isolate at home for 5 days and NOT be in work for 5 DAYS from testing positive (first day the day after testing positive), normal sickness absence policy applies so you wont get paid for first 3 days unless you've been with company for a LONG LONG time.

So in short, isolate until either you are negative, or 5 days have passed.. if they tell you anything different, even union will tell them to shove it.

StinkyPoo

We've currently got 3 people working with covid... How long before more of us catch it?

fscer

Your manager should be sending them home under the Health and Safety act at work. Its in Tesco's policy for covid.

Tesla

Quote from: StinkyPoo on 01-07-22, 08:35PMWe've currently got 3 people working with covid... How long before more of us catch it?

Team work  >:D

Redshoes

It's a difficult one. Policy is that you should not come into work with an infectious condition but it's not paid from day one now and just normal sick pay. Most people who have tested positive for us have also been Ill with symptoms so have not been fit to be in work.

grim up north

Quote from: fscer on 01-07-22, 11:36PMYour manager should be sending them home under the Health and Safety act at work. Its in Tesco's policy for covid.

So if your manager sends you home, do you get paid?

lucgeo

It always used to be the written rule...if you're sent home by a manager you get paid!
Chances are they've eroded this agreement along with everything else over the years, worth checking with your Tesco helpline number...it's the union, who should be able to tell you the latest ruling
Live for today. Learn from yesterday.

FarmerFred

Quote from: grim up north on 04-07-22, 09:18AM
Quote from: fscer on 01-07-22, 11:36PMYour manager should be sending them home under the Health and Safety act at work. Its in Tesco's policy for covid.

So if your manager sends you home, do you get paid?
Sickness policy is that if you can't complete your shift due to illness then you get paid for the whole shift (subject to having enough remaining sick pay entitlement if on work & pay). If less than half of the shift is completed then it gets included in your absence percentage, over half a shift completed and it shouldn't be included. Section 7 of the absence policy.

barafear

My question about "people testing positive" would be:

Given the tests are no longer free - how is this happening? Do people still have a stockpile of old tests that they are working their way through? Do they still qualify for free tests (vulnerable people etc.)? Or are people who work for Tesco earning virtually minimum wage actually paying for test kits?

To be honest - and this isn't meant to sound selfish - why would I want to pay (even if it is only £2 - or about 20 mins pay after tax/NI) just to prove or disprove whether I have a cold/flu or Covid.

So in my mind, I would only be thinking Covid if I had been ill for a long period (14+ days) - and only then might I try to source a test kit and test myself.

Other than that - where are we in terms of treatment for Covid - I thought the general advice was to treat it like a cold/flu and just take some paracetamol or similar?

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