New guidance on self-isolation
Businesses can now apply to exempt certain workers from NHS Test and Trace self-isolation rules under new guidance published last week.
The guidance is not intended to cover whole sectors or job roles, but instead allows businesses to name specific individuals whose absence could cause major disruption to critical services such as food supply, transport or energy.
Employers who believe that an individual should be exempt to prevent major disruption to critical services should apply to the relevant department. Contact details are set out in the guidance on GOV.UK.