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Re: Over 70s Isolation
« Reply #225 on: 06-06-20, 10:09PM »

If they have Shielding letters , Then they should not be back to work , Tesco will be going against government policy , as it is those that should be shielding can only come out of the Home once a day for exercise and are not even supposed go into a shop let go into a shop to work ,,

Make sure they have shielding letter and are not just saying so since some have tried it on with Tesco and then been found out ,

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« Reply #226 on: 14-06-20, 09:39PM »
Thanks Notsofunny. You're absolutely correct.

There is a lot of confusion because of the terminology and the letters.

Simply put (and this is advice for England) if you have an NHS letter you should shield until, "after 29th June." You are in the highest risk group having been identified from either your NHS records or your GP records or by your hospital clinician. We are the 2.8 million clinically extremely vulnerable group. We were to stay home with no face to face contact for 12 weeks until 11th June and that has now been extended until 'after 29th'. The single change to that is that we are allowed outside once a day to exercise or meet one other person.

I haven't received a second letter but govt advice is as always has been clear for this group. Shield for 12 weeks (in the first instance) - that s always emphasised. I doubt the NHS would bother writing to nearly 3 million people to tell them to shield for a couple more weeks when it's everywhere in the media, on nhs.uk gov.uk.......... 🤣

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« Reply #227 on: 15-06-20, 09:03AM »
I had my last letter by text, I think the Government is giving information about shielding the coming weekend.
 Someone had told me that we have to go to occupational health. Does anyone know anything about this and why?



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Re: Over 70s Isolation
« Reply #228 on: 16-06-20, 04:23AM »
All those who are shielded have health issues that may or may not have been in someone's file. This is probably because the sick levels were not at issue level or were seen as being at a reasonable level despite the health issues. This should really have been on file as these are now people that are off and the company/store did not even know they had an issue.
These people now need to have these health issues documented with an adjustment passport. This needs to be reviewed frequently depending on situation. If it's not an issue for the colleague and no additional support is needed then that is fine. The review gets longer and longer and will become annual. When the colleague needs additional support occupational health is offered. This is part of the support. A colleague has to agree, personal details are sent off and it's potentially the most personal information that is reviewed so it needs consent but it's to support someone. A support package can be put in place as a result of this.

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« Reply #229 on: 16-06-20, 01:16PM »
I had my last letter by text, I think the Government is giving information about shielding the coming weekend.
 Someone had told me that we have to go to occupational health. Does anyone know anything about this and why?

I do know something about this.

The letters came by post but I was notified by text before its arrival - l by text - that I needed to shield. I have used both the text and letter as proof of shielding.

Tesco has a new People Policy. They are asking those people who are vulnerable to refer themselves to OH. It is a self-referral and you have to consent. It does *not* apply to those who are extremely vulnerable, that is to say those who are shielding. If you have a shielding letter which states you should be off for 12 weeks in the first instance, then you should be at home until after the 29th June. You do not need a referral.to OH irrespective of what your manager says. Shielders are those who have been at home for 12 weeks on the advice of the NHS from their medical records, a list supplemented by GPs and hospital clinicians.

The update on shielding from the govt will be this week and probably Weds - Boris's presenting day. The amended people policy is here;

https://www.ourtesco.com/working-at-tesco/coronavirus-latest-update/help-and-guidance-for-colleagues/

When you download the policy, you will find what you need in Section 7 on page 30 in the first two rows of the table.

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Re: Over 70s Isolation
« Reply #230 on: 01-07-20, 02:11PM »
Will the vulnerable colleagues who had to return to work yesterday and that work within Leicester where lockdown has been reintroduced now be sent home again for 2 weeks ? I heard on the news today that there's the possibility of another 12 local lockdowns so is this something Tesco need to look at .

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« Reply #231 on: 02-07-20, 09:26PM »
All depends on how they have rated the danger level , Is it not just a case of containment to stop it rising ? or has it got to the stage of when it first started or was before they said they had to go back to work ?

If they did send everyone home for 2 weeks they are likely to do so placing everyone on company sick pay or SSP but will they top it up like they are doing or are they just going to pay the SSP only ?

Did some of the Vulnerable not go back on the 15th or something , I am sure some had

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« Reply #232 on: 03-07-20, 12:15AM »
Yes I think between the 15th and 30th.  I'm more curious as to what will happen to the extremely vulnerable who will be due back end of July or middle of August,  if there were local spikes would they be protected.  Wondered if any info given to vulnerable colleagues who'd returned.  My husband would fall into the extremely vulnerable  group and I'm not keen for him to return but we're lucky we could afford for him to take unpaid leave . But we all have to return to normal sometime . For people who are genuinely ill it's very concerning, especially if as a family you haven't really left the house for nearly 4 months .
« Last Edit: 03-07-20, 10:54AM by Nomad »

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Re: Over 70s Isolation
« Reply #233 on: 03-07-20, 01:02AM »

This is what I have just read hope that helps which to me means those that have returned are to carry on working ,,,

But then if lockdown in this city carry's on then I would expect it to mean Extremely to stay home ,

But then if it was to get worse then I would expect a reversal for those that came back on the 15th

Health secretary Matt Hancock said schools and non-essential retail shops will have to close again, while existing anti-coronavirus measures would be extended for at least two weeks longer than the rest of the country.

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Re: Over 70s Isolation
« Reply #234 on: 03-07-20, 11:43AM »
Thanks for that

 

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