Staff with medical risk
Staff who are in a vulnerable group (ie, you are over 60 or have a long-term medical condition like heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, cancer or high blood pressure), should phone their doctor for advice before attending work.
You should avoid attending the doctor’s surgery unless specifically advised to do so.
You should also inform your line manager or HR department that you are seeking medical advice before attending work. And you should maintain communications with your line manager.
Official advice to HR departments is clear that employers have a duty of care in these circumstances.
The HSE has also advised pregnant women to take extra care. So pregnant workers should also phone their doctor for advice before attending work.
You should contact us if you are encountering difficulties with your employer.