Can I be fined for failing to take steps to try to ensure that my staff comply with the requirements to self-isolate?
An employer which is aware that a worker or agency worker is or ought to be self-isolating, should not knowingly allow that worker or agency worker to leave the place that they are self-isolating in (“the designated place”). To do so without reasonable excuse would amount to an offence which could result in the employer being issued with a fixed penalty notice.
The value of the fixed penalty varies depending on if it is the first or subsequent fixed penalty notice to be issued:
|First fixed penalty notice||£1,000|
|Second fixed penalty notice||£2,000|
|Third fixed penalty notice||£4,000|
|Fourth, and any subsequent fixed penalty notice||£10,000|